NBDC Director elected to NJBIC Board of Directors

March 21, 2015 - NBDC Director, Jane Dunhamn, was elected First Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Black Issues Convention (NJBIC).

The New Jersey Black Issues Convention, Inc. (NJBIC) was organized in 1983 as the New Jersey state affiliate of the National Black Leadership Roundtable in order to establish a network of communication and cooperation among all predominantly Black organizations in New Jersey and to sponsor annual conventions wherein critical issues affecting the Black community can be discussed, public policy recommendations adopted, and a plan of action with strategies for implementation determined. www.njbic.org

NBDC appointed to RAISE Advisory Board

Jane Dunhamn, Director of the National Black Disability Coalition,  was appointed to the Advisory Board of the national Resources for Access, Independence, Self-Advocacy and Employment Technical Assistance Center (RAISE), a network that provides technical assistance to Parent Training and Information Centers that are supported by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA-PTICs). 

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Tucker, Mosquera, Garcia & Wmberly bill to study impact of disabilities on minorities in New Jersey signed into law

January 2015 - (TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Gabriela Mosquera, Carmelo G. Garcia and Benjie Wimberly sponsored to study the impact of disabilities on individuals in minority and underrepresented communities has been signed into law.

The new law (S-900/A-3632) requires the commissioner of the Department of Health, in consultation with the commissioner of the Department of Human Services, to review the impact of disabilities on individuals in minority and underrepresented communities. The two department heads are required to submit a report of their findings and recommendations to the governor and the legislature within one year.

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Documentary: "Who Am I To Stop It"

Oct 8, 2014 - "Who Am I To Stop It" is directed by Cheryl Green who has experienced brain injury. It is observational in nature, rather than relying on interviews and experts or sensationalizing the traumatic injury events. Featured artists are people rooted in society, and many of the difficulties they face--and their wonderful triumphs--happen in the interaction between them and people around them. They are not odd or disordered, even if they experience disability; they are people with agency, drive, and value. Read more »

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