Category Archives: center for disability rights

Opening Salvo on New York’s 2018 Assisted Suicide Bill

Disability activists from the Albany area donned bright pink Not Dead Yet t-shirts, carrying leaflets and signs to voice strong opposition to legalization of assisted suicide at a press conference held by proponents of this year’s bill. Image description: Blond woman with glasses holds sign saying “Assisted Suicide = Deadly Discrimination” with a skull drawn below … Continue reading Opening Salvo on New York’s 2018 Assisted Suicide Bill

Press Release: Disability Activists Rally Against Assisted Suicide At NY Court of Appeals

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2017 Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 dcoleman@notdeadyet.org Adam Prizio 518-320-7100 (office) 603-518-4910 (cell) aprizio@cdrnys.org  Disability rights activists from across the state will rally as the New York Court of Appeals hears oral arguments Tuesday afternoon, May 30th in the Myers v. Schneiderman assisted suicide case. Not Dead Yet led the filing of a Disability Rights friend-of-the-court … Continue reading Press Release: Disability Activists Rally Against Assisted Suicide At NY Court of Appeals

Live On: Disabled Lives are Worth Living!!

From the Center for Disability Rights’ Director of Advocacy, Stephanie Woodward: The Live On Movement is a disability-led project for people with disabilities to see how worthwhile life is. Life can be hard sometimes, and this is even more true for people living with disabilities. Young people with disabilities face bullying, youth and adults with … Continue reading Live On: Disabled Lives are Worth Living!!

Face To Face: Challenging the “Better Dead Than Disabled” Message

Two video projects led by people with disabilities, one in the U.S. and one in Canada, are challenging the mainstream message that it’s better to be dead than disabled. We all know that personal stories are often the most effective forms of communication, and that’s exactly what these projects offer in face-to-face communication. The U.S. … Continue reading Face To Face: Challenging the “Better Dead Than Disabled” Message

NDY Release: “Me Before You” Protesters Call For PSA To Prevent Copycat Suicides

Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 John Kelly 617-536-5140 For Immediate Release: “Me Before You” Protesters Call For PSA To Prevent Copycat Suicides Disability rights advocates who protested the film “Me Before You” in cities across the United States are calling on Warner Brothers to add a public service announcement to further releases of the film to … Continue reading NDY Release: “Me Before You” Protesters Call For PSA To Prevent Copycat Suicides