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The 45th Anniversary of the 504 Sit-In with Dennis Billups and Emily Smith Beitiks

The 45th Anniversary of the 504 Sit-In with Dennis Billups and Emily Smith Beitiks

To honor the 45th anniversary of the 504 Sit-In that took place in 1977, Judy chats about the importance of teaching and learning about the history of the 504 Sit-In.

The transcript for this episode is available on Google Docs.

A photo of Dennis Billups smiling. Dennis is a Black blind man in his 60s with short grey hair. He is wearing a grey suit jacket with a white collared shirt and navy blue tie.

About Dennis Billups

Dennis Billups is a blind disability rights and gentrification activist. He was Chief Morale Officer in the 504 disability rights sit-in of 1977 and contributed to the Netflix documentary, Crip Camp.

A photo of Emily Smith Beitiks smiling. Emily is a white woman with blue eyes and brown curly hair pulled back into a bun an eyes. She is wearing a cream sweater with a pink t-shirt underneath.

About Emily Smith Beitiks

Emily Beitiks is Associate Director at the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University. With a PhD focused on disability studies, Beitiks is an expert on access, assistive technology devices for the disabled, and disability in popular culture.

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This episode's Ask Judy question came from @proulx_rich on Twitter.

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Find a shortened video version of this interview on Judy's YouTube channel. 

Intro music by Lachi: https://www.lachimusic.com/index.html

Outro music by Gaelynn Lea: https://violinscratches.com/ 

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