[NFB-Talk] civil disobedience question

Judy Jones sonshines59 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 16:48:44 UTC 2020

First of all, the group holding the demonstration must gain permission and
support of the local police, at least, that's what we have done locally in
the past.

And, I totally agree, there is a totally adult and mature way of getting our
point across.

That is not to say, that historically, people have resorted to aggressive
measures when necessary, and there is a time and place for that, but should
be judiciously chosen.


"Embrace each day with His mercies and blessings."

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Subject: [NFB-Talk] civil disobedience question

I'm curious to know what my fellow NF members think of something. I am on
the board of a local organization here (not NFB or blindness related) and
some people from that organization decided to protest lack of wheelchair
access by totally disrupting the inauguration ceremony for new politicians,
to the point where they were arrested and almost charged with disorderly
conduct etc. As you can imagine this has sparked some controversy. I don't
want to get in to more detail here as I am on the board and we haven't
discussed things yet, but i'm just curious if anyone feels such militant
protests are ever justified? I am inclined to say no and definitely not in
this specific case for other reasons I won't get into here. This protest
was apparently enabled/aided by ADAPT which seems to be a very in your face
organization that is bad news in my opinion. It seems to me that such
protests can only hurt our cause. I think we must be careful to always
behave with dignity and be the adults in the room so to speak. Curious what
you all think.
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