Tonight’s special Guest Justin Maxwell, will share his right out of a scary movie real life experience of what it was like to be forced into an institution.
For thousands of years people with disabilities have been treated worse than animals, they have been killed, abandoned, experimented on and killed. Hundreds of thousands have been buried in unmarked grave on institutions properties.
People with disabilities have been marginalized, discounted and labeled. Everything is better now right, no wrong they are still put into institution, isolated from their communities, and the abuse and neglect continues to this day.
They are segregated in schools, many are put into state ran living alternatives if not institutions where they become community institutions, isolated and segregated not allowed to be part of the disability community. They are not allowed to be part of groups that may educate what living independent truly means. There are all kinds of different institutions, such as RHC for developmental, brain injuries, mental health, aging people, there are state and federal ran one, private and religious ones.
Tonight’s guest will be sharing his lived experience and share why he is an advocate with the shut them down coalition.