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EJ KOBEK - “Blindness: From Fear to Action”

When: Sunday, February 2, 2014, 6:00 am to 8:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Helen Kobek has been low-vision since birth. An advocate for disability rights since college, she founded the Wesleyan Handicapped Big Sibling Program at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.  At Boston University, she co-founded RAMP (Right to Access Must Prevail), a student group that successfully advocated to make the School of Social Work wheelchair accessible. She is a member of MassADAPT, a grassroots disability rights organization, and co-founder of DIO (Do-It-Ourselves) Skillshare, an organization promoting the development and sharing of skills related to urban sustainability. She is a teacher of accent modification, a writer, trainer, and speaker, and former clinical social worker. Currently writing a book on the subject of everyday evil, she has published poetry, prose, and articles, on subjects related to blindness and disability rights, among others. Her passions include braille literacy, cross-disability concerns, and all injustices secondary to capitalism, including environmental destruction and economic disparity – disability discrimination being another of those many secondary results.

Music by Dean Stevens and CommUnity Voices - “Pete Seeger: A Remembrance in Song”

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