California Memorial Project 18th Annual California Remembrance Ceremony

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Join the Peer Self-Advocacy Program of Disability Rights California for our annual California Remembrance Day Ceremony to honor and restore dignity to our peers with mental health and developmental disabilities who lived and died in state institutions without the recognition they deserved.

 

Webinar:
California Memorial Project 18th Annual California Remembrance Ceremony

This year, the 18th Annual California Remembrance Day ceremony was held on Monday, September 21, 2020. We had a virtual ceremony this year instead of in-person ceremonies to take precautions during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About the webinar:

From the 1880’s to the 1960’s, over 45,000 people with mental health and developmental disabilities lived and died at California state institutions. Most were buried anonymously in unmarked or mass graves, identified only by numbers that disappeared long ago.  

The California Memorial Project hosts an annual California Remembrance Day Ceremony to honor and restore dignity to our peers who died without the acknowledgement and recognition they deserved.

“Let no person ever again be removed from the community by reason of disability…. Let us honor their memory by reclaiming and healing our past…  Let no person ever be laid to rest without recognition.”

Join us for our ceremony and a moment of silence to reclaim our past and celebrate the lives of our peers.

CMP Committee Members & Presenters

Debi Davis - DRC’s Peer Self-Advocacy Program
Senobia Pichardo - DRC’s Peer Self-Advocacy Program
Rosy Tellez - DRC’s Peer Self-Advocacy Program
Monica Gallegos - DRC’s Peer Self-Advocacy Program
Maria Garcia - DRC’s Peer Self-Advocacy Program
Brent Chamberlin - DRC’s Peer Self-Advocacy Program
Scott Barron - DRC’s Office of Clients’ Rights Advocates
Gabriel Taylor - DRC’s Voting Unit
Robyn Gantsweg - DRC’s Peer Self-Advocacy Program

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