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Let's Learn About the Capitol Crawl of 1990

March 12, 2024
11:00am - 12:00pm

Let's chat with Disability Rights Icon Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins on the #Anniversary of the Historical Disability Rights Protest the Capitol Crawl of 1990!

Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins has spent her life fighting for her right to live a normal life; in school, on the public transit system, and on the steps of the United States Capital building. At age two, she was diagnosed with a condition called cerebral palsy, that left lesions within the motor cortex of her brain.

From an early age, because of her disability, Jennifer was forced to take separate classes (irregardless of her aptitude and ability). impeded by the sheer lack of accessible buildings and transit, and shunned by her peers. Instead of crushing her, it galvanized her fighting spirit.

When Jennifer witnessed her first disability rights protest in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, it changed her life forever. From then on, Jennifer and her mother, Cynthia, joined the disability rights movement and began organizing. At age seven, she and her mother were arrested for protesting peacefully in Montreal, in a moment that shocked North America. At age eight, through iconic footage and photography taken on the steps of the US Capital, she became an icon for the movement to support passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

To join the Live:

When: March 12, 2024 @ 11 AM PST

Support Jennifer by purchasing a copy of "All the Way to the Top," at