May 2018

Remembering Disabilities Advocates of Minorities Organization, DAMO, (1998-2002) 
by co-founder, Gary Norris Gray


May 2018 -- DAMO has many meanings in many different cultures. In Korean it was a very popular television miniseries and in Asia it translated to an undercover female detective in the historical Joseon Dynasty. DAMO also means Tea Lady in Korean. In the Philippines the word DAMO in Tagalog means grass. DAMO is also a historical town in northeastern Somalia, but for African American disabled residents in the San Francisco Bay area DAMO would mean freedom, justice, and equality.

In 1972 four white disabled residents at the University of Califor...read more

Meet Dr. Jacob Appel

Wednesday June 20, 2018 7-9:30 PM

Has your loved one ever threatened suicide or made an actual attempt? Can anything be more terrifying for a family member than experiencing a loved one expressing the wish to die? What do you do? Do you rush to the ER? Do you call the police? Is hospitalizing the person with BPD the best solution?

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Sanders, Mikaal and Dallas, three of our Youth Caucus Members who have been directly impacted by the juvenile justice and mental health system, would like to attend the NJJN (National Juvenile Justice Network ) 2018 Forum in Durham, NC, July 16-18. 

Although two of our Youth Caucus Members, David and Jaleel, are attending through scholarships, we are in need of funding for three additional youth caucus members - Sanders, Mikaal and Dallas - to attend the NJJN (National Juvenile Justice Network ) 2018 Forum in Durham, NC.  

Please support them so they learn how to use their lived experiences to create change and develop...read more