Remembering With Dignity
The purpose of this ceremony is to remember our brothers and sisters who lived and died in Minnesota State Institutions; To celebrate living, working, and participating in our communities; To symbolically place proper headstones to replace numbered headstones; To increase public awareness about the past and present roles of institutions in Minnesota.
Joe Shapiro from US News and World Report and author of No Pity, a book detailing the history of the disability movement, will join us and write an article for July issue.
Join us at the Willmar Regional Treatment Center Oak Knoll Cemetery, June 15, 2000 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Self-advocates, allies, professionals, families, and disability rights activists are invited to participate. It is important to remember our past. By coming together for this event we make a powerful statement about where we have been, who we are, and where we are going.
Transportation is on your own OR you can ride with the group on a bus. The bus will leave at 11:00 am sharp from the ACT office.
For more information or to reserve a seat or for directions call Kathy or Jim at 651-641-0297.