March On Washington: Baltimore
13 day, 144 mile trek from Philadelphia to DC with 200 folks from ADAPT. Approximately 30,000 people greeted them in DC, August 2003
Photo description: a crowd of individuals with multiple disabilitiies gather in front of a banner reading “ADAPT: Free Our People.” Group includes DRAC members (from left: Dawn Russel with yellow shirt, Lopeti Penima’ani, Barb Toomer, Ricky Landers, Orange vest, front: Cathy Garber)
Photo credit: Tom Olin, disability photographer http://tomolincollection.com/
Protesting at the White House
ADAPT Utah members Ken Wulle and Doris King join others on a rainy day, chaining themselves to the fence to protest institutionalization and inaccessibility. June 14, 2005
Photo Description: A line of protesters wearing white rain ponchos chained to White House Front Fence
Sun shines on Disabled Rights
After a very rainy start protestors are rewarded for their efforts with the return of the sun. (Ricki Landers) June 14th, 2005
photo description: A line of variously disabled folks chained to the White House fence. A woman in a yellow chair with a yellow sign faces the group smiling.
Lining up for Day of Action
Pennsylvania, 2005 Activists wait outside their hotel for instructions. From left: Bobby Coward (D.C. activist), Doris King in light blue shirt with hat, Darla Evans in white, Tammy Diaz (behind sign), Sally Fronsman in pink
Photo description: Group of about 6 disabled activists seated in front of a gray wall.
Utah Highway Patrol
Barbara Toomer, Ricki Landers and Jerry Costley educate athe Utah Highway Patrol on accessible meeting spaces at the Utah State Capitol.
Photo description: two Utah highway patrolmen face two women in wheelchairs and one standing man. In the background, a meeting is in process.
BOO! Trick or Treat
October 31st, 2007 DRAC meets with UTA to, again, request added accessibility including increased routes and fair rates. Barbara Toomer, Doris King and Michael Sims
along frontline in their wheelchairs.
Photo description: A crowd gathers outside UTA headquarters. A cameraman stands in the foreground filming the group.
We have rights!
Board chair, Lopeti Penima'ani presents DRAC's demands to legislator. at Utah State Capitol. December, 2008
Photo description: Man in suit and tie reads letter presented to him by a group of three disabled activists in their wheelchairs. A woman in a blue and white dress stands behind them. An officer stands watch.
Masks: Nothing New to Us!
January 28, 2009 Members of Disabled Rights Action Committee visit the Utah State Capitol to petition for equal rights.
Photo description: a man wearing a green hoody and medical mask wheels through the Utah State Capitol carrying boxes containing petitions. He is followed by a line of masked protesters.