National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

The Power of Story in the 21st Century:
Looking Back, Living Forward

Scott Cooper, Rhianon E. Gutierrez, Chris Palamas

This session will focus on the disability rights communities “Journey to Here” and the power that our video stories have to re-define the notion of disability in the 21st Century through a “Nothing About Us Without Us” perspective

The “Power of Story in the 21st Century” session will present video clips of the NARPA community and short stories produced by the presenters in addition to showing the power of producing “Accessible to All” media.

Featured NARPA voices include: Ira Burnim, Pat Risser, Susan Stefan, Judy Chamberlin, Joe Rogers, Laura Ziegler, Sue Jamison, Ruby Moore, James Tucker, Robert Whitaker and Daniel Fisher

Link to brief presenter bios:

Scott Cooper, founder of “It’s Our Story” video history project

Rhianon E. Gutierrez, filmmaker and “Accessible to All” media consultant

Chris Palamas, founder of Stavros ILC and “Disability Folk” historian

It's Our Story - project summary