Episode 18 – We Are Family

There’s a lot going on in this episode of the Nation’s Blind Podcast. Because it’s fall convention season, we highlight a conversation Anil recorded at the 2017 National Convention in Talking about Our Federation. He spoke with Diane McGeorge, better known as Door Prize Diane, about what door prizes add to the event. He also spoke with Sandy and John Halverson about the SUN Fund and our NFB scholarship program. For In the News this month, Chris and Melissa cover our lawsuit against the Social Security Administration, the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act regulations, and our hurricane relief efforts. Finally, in this month’s Presidential Privilege, Anil speaks with President Riccobono about White Cane Awareness Day, Meet the Blind Month, and our efforts to better understand the impact of the repeal of the DACA program on blind immigrants.

State Conventions: https://nfb.org/state-conventions

Scholarships: https://nfb.org/scholarships

Social Security Administration lawsuit: https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-and-two-blind-individuals-file-lawsuit-against-ssa-lack-accessible-kiosks

Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act: https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-applauds-implementation-quiet-car-regulations

Hurricane Harvey relief: https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-hurricane-harvey-relief-project

Meet the Blind Month: https://nfb.org/meet-blind-month

Do You Dream in Color? screenings: http://www.doyoudreamincolor.com/screenings

DACA survey: https://nfb.org/daca

American Action Fund Tactile Art Kit: https://actionfund.org/tactile-art-program

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