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Director of Public Policy Jess Benham Attends Pennhurst Memorial in DC

posted Jul 10, 2016, 4:43 PM by Jessica Benham   [ updated Aug 12, 2016, 11:52 PM by PCAA Admin ]
By invitation from Senator Casey, Jess Benham toured the Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance’s fabulous exhibition The PennhurstStory – From Tragedy to Disability Rights and attended the screening of the I Go Home documentary hosted by the senator. The screening was followed by a panel discussion featuring Peter Berns, Jim Conroy, Nancy Thaler,Jean Searle and Tom Gilhool. Image 1 Description: Jess stands next to a sign which reads: The Disability Rights Movement, From Pennhurst Until Today, Honorary Chairs: Former Senator Tom Harkin and Former Representative Tony Coehlo. Senator Bob Casey. Image 2 Description: In a circle, many PA disability advocates, including Ms. Benham, stand talking with Senator Casey.