Graphic: The Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement

Bobbi Linn

Audio transcript: On the timing of the birth of Disabled in Action, 1969, and the importance of Camp Jened
Date: July 8, 2001
Interviewer: Denise Sherer Jacobson

Note: Transcripts have been lightly edited; therefore there may be slight discrepancies with audio clips.


Jacobson:
It seemed like it was the right time and people were ripe for organizing.

Linn:
Well, I think it was the right time in that everybody was excited by Judy getting her teacher's license. And it was; the people were ripe because—sometimes I think of Camp Jened as the training ground where people learned that they had the same rights as everybody else and a lot of the original people were people from Jened.

Jacobson:
You said they started to get the idea at Camp Jened. Why do you think that was so?

Linn:
Because Jened allowed a lot of disabled people to just be people, to socialize, to learn about each other, and not be considered as a separate group of people. And I think that was a very important head set for the people who came after that and were then going to college and were then facing obstacles.

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