By Victoria Stoppiello
I’ve had three heroes in my life — people who through their dedication, whether to quality education for low-income kids, starting the first curb-side recycling collection operation in Oregon, or being a champion of rights (and plain old access to public facilities) for people living with disabilities…their courage, smarts, and persistence inspired me.
This Wednesday, February 20th I’ll tell anyone who’ll listen about Ed Roberts whom I met and became lifelong friends when we were both students at Cal Berkeley. He was a pioneer of the ADA, funny, a MacArthur award winner, and paralyzed by polio at a young age…and maybe a bodhisattva.
The event is at Pine Grove Community House, 5-7 with complimentary soup, bread, salad and dessert…all in the hope of breaking down some of the barriers we all experience when confronted with someone just so different we’re not sure we can be in a relationship.
Please RSVP here – www.factoregon.org