The Nevada PEP family is grieving the loss of a very special lady, Terri Hall Peltier, board member and friend for over 15 years. Terri was an amazing educator who dedicated her life to students. Her expertise and experience lead to success for children with special needs and their families. Terri was a strong advocate for students with disabilities and those with mental health needs. She shared her vast knowledge with educators, families and students to prevent bullying in schools.
Terri brought her special sparkle, passion and dedication to the Nevada PEP board. She was always there to support the PEP family and promote Nevada PEP through active participation in our annual team building conferences, in our Run Walk and Roll against Bullying, and at several events to bring awareness to children’s mental health needs. The Nevada PEP family is mourning her passing and is so thankful for having Terri in our life. Terri Hall Peltier’s legacy lives on in all the individuals that she touched in her life. Thank you, Terri, for the years of education, empowerment and encouragement. Your Nevada PEP Family.
Broken into four sections, an article from EmbraceRace.org is a useful resource for parents looking for guidance on how to address race directly with their children.
One of the many important points the article makes, is that children are already receiving messages about race every day of their lives. Knowing this, it only make sense to understand what they’re already learning, and make sure that you as a parent are involved in that education.
The four sections discussed in the article are:
To read this insightful article, and begin teaching your child about race and how it impacts the world around them, please click the link below:
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This video introduces us to Alice Eaddy, the Black Lives Matter movement, and its relationship to the Disability Activism of her youth. She talks about advocacy strategies, knowing your goals, and communication. She asks the question, “where do you want the change to come from?” to illustrate that an effective social movement needs to have diverse group of activists.
– Review from Kenny Taycher
Nevada PEP stands in solidarity with the black community and all those affected by the most recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmed Aubrey, among far too many others. We recognize the prevailing systemic racism that endures our nation’s past and present and acknowledge the injustices that have occurred. These incidents and the systems that support their occurrences cry out for a change that demands equity.
As a disability organization, we acknowledge that, historically, the Disability Rights community and the Civil Rights community have stood together and advocated against discriminatory practices on the basis of sex, religion, gender, race, disability, or age. One of the most famous examples of our unity was the historic 504 Sit-in of 1977. We will continue to uphold this legacy as part of our mission and are committed to creating an inclusive community. We also will uplift the lived experiences of individuals with disabilities who are also black because their voices too often go unheard.
We pledge to our community that we will continue educating ourselves, listening, and working together to create communities where each and every person can thrive. We will continue fighting for an equitable world that provides access and values all persons equally.
Nevada PEP is mourning the loss of our very own PEPper, Sam Lieberman. Sam was a strong advocate in the Disability Movement and for education. As a long time Board member for Nevada PEP, Sam dedicated his time and his talents to families of children with disabilities.
He brought his unique humor and larger-than-life personality not only to the Board meetings, but also making his way around the PEP office, at events such as “Mondays Dark” and even to social gatherings such as our staff holiday party’s or our Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying events. Although we were shocked and saddened to hear of his sudden passing, we know that Sam’s legacy lives on through Nevada PEP. Thank you, Sam, for all of the wonderful moments and memories. Your Nevada PEP Family.