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Campaign urges looking at those with disabilities

People with disabilities deserve respect. So look them in the eye.

That is the message behind a “Look Me in the Eye” campaign, organized by the Oregon Supported Living Program and Full Access, which launches today at 11 a.m. at the two organizations’ joint office building at 1240 Charnelton St.

“We’re encouraging people to go out on a limb of discomfort and open their arms to people who have for so many years experienced such grave injustices,” organizer Gretchen Dubie said.

Mayors from nine Lane County cities — Lowell, Cottage Grove, Oakridge, Florence, Creswell, Junction City, Veneta, Eugene and Springfield — have committed to signing a proclamation that urges citizens to acknowledge and embrace community members with developmental disabilities. Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy will read the proclamation at today’s kickoff event.

via News: Local | “Eyeing respect” | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon.

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