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Re: Today, Saturday, June 22, 2002, we mourn the death of a disability leader.

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  • keith_auk
    In the FILES section there is a folder titled Aloha Advocates for mentioning those who have contributed to our movement. Keith ... godfather ... Dart, ... the
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      In the FILES section there is a folder titled Aloha Advocates
      for mentioning those who have contributed to our movement.

      Keith



      --- In disabilitystudies@y..., "disablenet" <DisableNet@a...> wrote:
      > The father of the Americans with Disabilities Act" and "the
      godfather
      > of the disability rights movement, Justin Dart, Jr., died this
      > morning with his wife and partner, Yoshiko Dart, at his side.
      >
      > The entire disability community mourns for this leader, Justin
      Dart,
      > Jr. Through his work as a disability leader he was trying to end
      the
      > prejudice against people with disabilities, to bring all the
      > disability groups together as one, and to protect the rights of
      > people with disabilities.
      >
      > I will personally miss Mr. Dart. He was always trying to give a
      > positive outlook toward the direst situation. Mr. Dart will be
      > remembered as person who removed barriers for the whole disability
      > community.
      >
      > To learn more about Justin Dart, Jr., go to http://www.jfanow.org
      >
      > I would like to send my sincere thoughts and prayers to his family.
      >
      > Paul Cannaday
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