DisBeat Announces the “Disability Narrative Imperative” in Hollywood’s “Diversity” Conversation

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In response to the full exclusion of Disabled Americans in the “Diversity Debate” surrounding the Oscars and USC’s Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity in Entertainment, DisBeat is announcing the “Disability Narrative Imperative.”

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DisBeat is a new national communications initiative designed to coordinate and promote proactive messaging on disability rights issues.

DisBeat has gathered statements from Disabled celebrities and other allies in the entertainment industry to comment on this “inclusion crisis.”

In response to the full exclusion of Disabled Americans in the “Diversity Debate” surrounding the Oscars and USC’s Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity in Entertainment, DisBeat is announcing the “Disability Narrative Imperative.”

DisBeat has gathered statements from Disabled celebrities and other allies in the entertainment industry to comment on this “inclusion crisis.”

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About DisBeat: DisBeat is a national communications initiative designed to coordinate and promote proactive messaging on disability rights issues throughout the country. DisBeat uses a variety of communication tools, including social media, to bring attention to disability issues from an authentic disability perspective. DisBeat also maintains a database of subject-matter experts, fact sheets and talking points on a variety of critical issues facing 56.7 million Americans with Disabilities. DisBeat is a project of The ADA Legacy Projects. Initial Partners include ADAPT of Montana, Center for Disability Rights, Disability Rights Center, Disability Visibility Project, EIN SOF Communications, Nothing Without Us Media, and Shepherd Center (http://www.adalegacy.com/disbeat).

About The ADA Legacy Project: The mission of The ADA Legacy Project is to honor the contributions of people with disabilities and their allies by preserving the history of the disability rights movement, by celebrating its milestones, and by educating the public, media and future generations of advocates.
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