Piss on Pity: The Story of ADAPT

Piss On Pity: The Story of ADAPT

The story of ADAPT, the radicals of the disability rights movement is going to be told in a new documentary. ADAPT has been well known in the disability rights movement for many years, but finally, their story is being told for “public consumption”. In other words, able-bodied people will be able to see a history of what is often considered to be the “tip of the spear” by most people within the disability rights movement.

ADAPT has never been afraid to push the envelope with either politicians or the police. Members of this organization place great value on the concept of civil disobedience and use it whenever necessary. Over the years, ADAPT has staged many protests in which they never showed any fear of being arrested. In fact, we always welcome the opportunity to confront the system in our quest for justice for our people.

I say “we” because I have been a proud member of this organization is 1992, and have myself been arrested on several occasions.



ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure …
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Author: Blane Beckwith

I was born on December 22, 1955, in a small Pennsylvania town named Corry. I was raised in Bear Lake, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Corry Area High School in 1973. After that, I attended Edinboro State College from 1977-79. I moved to Berkeley, California in 1980, in search of an independent life. In 2006, I graduated from Berkeley city College with two degrees, one in English and the other in Liberal Arts. I have been active in the disability rights movement for well over 20 years.