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In her poignant and gripping memoir, leading disability rights activist Nadina LaSpina shares her unforgettable story and reveals how the disability rights movement changed the course of history. Contracting polio as a baby, LaSpina was the frequent target of pity by those who dismissed her and her life as hopeless. Arriving in the US at thirteen, she spent most of her adolescence in hospitals in a fruitless and painful quest for a cure, which made her feel that her body no longer belonged to her. Against the political tumult of the 60s, LaSpina rebelled both personally and politically. She refused to accept both the limitations placed on her by others and the dominant narrative surrounding disability. As an activist, LaSpina has been arrested numerous times and she was an important figure in some key struggles, including those that led to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Leavenworth substitute teacher removed after making racially charged comment during class
In a statement emailed to WDAF, a Leavenworth School District representative said the principal interviewed the student, took a report and removed the substitute teacher from the school within 20 minutes of this happening. The Leavenworth mom worked for the school district as a before- and after-school site coordinator and most recently as a paraprofessional. Jameila recalls a recent Halloween party in which a student was permitted to wear a costume resembling a white hood worn by members of the KKK.
Quaylaa Ann took to Facebook where she called her son 'funny looking'. Picture: Facebook Source:Facebook. Quaylaa Ann, a single mother from California, posted a live video to Facebook this week, filmed from the dashboard of her car. Ms Ann posted a photo of her son and his father, saying they both looked "ugly". The mother has faced heated backlash over her rant.