Episode 6: How is Disability Portrayed in the Media?
Lawrence Carter-Long has been on the frontlines of popular culture and social change since the age of five when he was drafted to be a poster child for a disability-related charity campaign. A lifelong activist, as an adult Lawrence has been a modern dancer, radio show host and producer, and was the curator/co-host of groundbreaking festival “THE PROJECTED IMAGE: A HISTORY OF DISABILIY ON FILM” on Turner Classic Movies reaching 87 million people. His advocacy has been awarded by the likes of former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the American Association of People with Disabilities. Formerly the Public Affairs Specialist for the National Council on Disability—the independent federal agency that brought us the Americans with Disabilities Act, he joined the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in July 2017, as their first-ever Director of Communications and spearheads their revitalized Disability & Media Alliance Project.
Episode 6 Expert: Lawrence Carter-Long
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Episode 6 Reference Links:
TCM's 'The Projected Image' puts spotlight on disabilities in film
Where Have You Gone, Stephen Dwoskin? On Disability Film
The Fries Test: On Disability Representation in Our Culture
Inequality in 800 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, LGBT, and Disability from 2007-2015
Stella Young: I am not your inspiration, thank you very much
Chris Ruden: Please Don't Make Me your Inspiration Porn