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Disability Matters

Disability Matters

Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific

June 12th 2018:Western PA Disability Right History

Joyce welcomes John L. Tague Jr. to the show. Mr. Tague is Principal owner of Disability Consulting Services, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA. Also, on the show will be Anne Madarasz, director of the Curatorial Division, Chief Historian, and director of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and Mary Anderson Hartley, project director for the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium. Each guest will discuss Western Pennsylvania Disability Rights history.

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John Tague

John was born in Erie, PA. He has lived in Pittsburgh for over 65 years. He is married and has two daughters. He graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1969. For over 40 years John has been active in community service and has spent the last 20 years advocating for the rights of individuals with disabilities. Government Rendell appointed John as the initial Chair of the Governor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities. He also serves on the Pennsylvania Vocational Rehabilitation State Board. John is heavily involved in transportation issues and is a board member of Port Authority of Allegheny County and former President of the Allegheny County Transit Co
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Anne Madarasz

Anne Madarasz, Director of the Curatorial Division, Chief Historian, and Director of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum has been at the Heinz History Center since 1992. A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, she completed the coursework for her PhD. at the University of Pennsylvania. Anne has curated numerous exhibits on subjects as varied as Pop Art, the history of the American flag, and the glass industry. She has served as Project Director and/or Curator for national and state award winning exhibits including “The Civil War in Pennsylvania” traveling exhibit and “From Slavery to Freedom.” Awarded a Richards Fellowship for research from the Corning Museum of Gl
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Mary Hartley

Mary Anderson Hartley recently became project director for the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium. Previously, Mary served on the Executive Committee of the Consortium. During the last 5 years, she has designed and managed two major events, “From Wrongs to Rights” and “From Rights to Action,” which included the introduction of an electronic archive, a film, and materials acquired for Heinz History Center regarding the de-institutionalization of persons with developmental disabilities from state centers and the advocates that led that effort during the 1970s. Mary is a disability systems-change consultant working with multiple organizations. For the past 10 y
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