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DEMONSTRATE! to Demand Signing of 504 Regulations

Stein, Ken
1977
Ephemera

DEMONSTRATE! to Demand Signing of 504 Regulations; 1977 April 5; courtesy, Ken Stein Collection

A civil rights movement emerged in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s to demand recognition of the rights of people with disabilities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was one of the first federal laws to guarantee protections for people with disabilities. The act insisted that no individual with a disability could “be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination” under federal programs. But concerned about costs, the Nixon and Ford administrations stalled enforcement of the act. Activists organized to protest these attempts to delay the implementation. On April 5, 1977, over 100 protesters in San Francisco launched the 504 Sit-in, which lasted over 26 days. Carefully examine the flyer and respond to these questions: Based on the text in the source, what were the goals of the 504 Emergency Coalition? What rights were they fighting for? What organizational strategies and forms of resistance were they using to achieve their goals? Who were the members of the movement?

A civil rights movement emerged in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s to demand recognition of the rights of people with disabilities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was one of the first federal laws to guarantee protections for people with disabilities. The act insisted that no individual with a disability could “be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination” under federal programs. But concerned about costs, the Nixon and Ford administrations stalled enforcement of the act. Activists organized to protest these attempts to delay the implementation. On April 5, 1977, over 100 protesters in San Francisco launched the 504 Sit-in, which lasted over 26 days. Ask students to carefully examine the flyer and respond to these questions: What were the goals of the 504 Emergency Coalition? What rights were they fighting for? What organizational strategies and forms of resistance were they using to achieve their goals? Who were the members of the movement?

ALL PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES . . .

The Fed. Govt. is trying to STEAL our Civil Rights!!

DEMONSTRATE!

to Demand Signing of 504 Regulations

SECTION 504 OF THE REHAB ACT OF 1973 WAS DEVELOPED BY CONGRESS TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF ALL PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN ANY PROGRAM RECEIVING FEDERAL FUNDS. FOR FOUR YEARS WE HAVE WAITED FOR REGULATIONS TO BE SIGNED. WE CAN WAIT NO LONGER! OUR RIGHTS TO EDUCATION, JOBS, ACCESSIBLE BUILDINGS, DAY CARE, MEDICAL SERVICES, HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, ETC., ARE BEING WILFULLY WITHHELD BY THE CARTER ADMINISTRATION.

WHO SHOULD JOIN US? ALL PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND SUPPORTERS OF DISABLE RIGHTS.

Tues. April 5
ALL DAY FROM 10 AM, RALLY AT NOON

HEW Office 50 Fulton St., S.F.
United Nations Plaza, (Off BART-Civic Center)

504 Emergency Coalition. 2539 TELEGRAPH AVE., BERKELEY 94704
PHONE KITTY OR JONATHAN: DAYS 841-3790 NIGHTS 428-2286

INTERPRETER FOR PERSONS WHO ARE DEAF WILL BE PROVIDED.