Sentence for Dixon's Torturers Posted on Fri, Feb. 05, 2010 45 years for Alton torture-murder of disabled, pregnant woman BY BRIAN BRUEGGEMANN News-Democrat A Madison County judge on Friday afternoon handed a 45-year sentence to…Read More

Nov 12: FRIDAfest 2009!

Join us as we celebrate our 4th Anniversary! Feminist Response In Disability Activism Presents: FRIDAfest 2009 $15 admission, $12 if you're not working 6 to 9 pm 115 W. Chicago, Chicago IL 60654 We have a really amazing double bill of speakers! We can't…Read More

Now It's the Law! No More Forced Sterilization in Illinois!

Good news! As of yesterday, Illinois Governor Quinn signed HB 2290 into law. It is now Public Act 96-0272. As of today, people with disabilities who have guardians are now protected by state law against unnecessary and unconsented forced sterilization. The…Read More

Governor Quinn: End Forced Sterilization in Illinois!

FRIDA Call to Action: Tell Governor Quinn to End Forced Sterilization in Illinois Feminist Response in Disability Activism It’s time to rise up, FRIDA Fighters! Help Protect People With Disabilities Against Forced Sterilization! Thanks to the hard work of…Read More

Passage of IL HB 2290 .. YAY!

PASSAGE OF ILLINOIS HOUSE BILL 2290 ADDS CRUCIAL DUE PROCESS PROTECTION GOVERNING STERILIZATION OF ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES Equip for Equality’s Judicial Victory Leads to Legislative Reform for Adults with Disabilities Under Guardianship CHICAGO (May 18,…Read More


Feminist Response In Disability Activism (FRIDA) Presents: SKIN: A Town Hall for Positive Body Image Have you ever felt bad about the skin-you’re-in because of your disability? Are you angry that there are no positive disabled images in the media? Have you…Read More

Illinois Sterilization Bill NeedsYour Help Moday May 4!

FRIDA has previously sent alerts about this. We still need help to get this throgh our State Senate, and then if it passes it will go up for our governor's signature. ** High Priority ** ACTION ALERT FROM EQUIP FOR EQUALITY: SUPPORT HB 2290* End the…Read More
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