The Video Of Marcus Speaking at the United Nations


For real.

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Here’s what we said:

Listening to Self-Advocates: Relate, Respond, and Amplify

(Marcus parts in bold)

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m Marcus Wright Sikora.

I wrote a book called Black Day: The Monster Rock Band.

I’m a storyteller, an actor, and a singer.

I’m glad to be here with people from around the world  

talking about Down Syndrome.

New York City is my favorite.

This is my mom, Mardra. She’s a writer, too.

Hello.

The Storyteller and the Truth – Part One

 

I remember emotional points, touch the bruises, and swim in the revelation. However, I have a terrible memory for dates. At what age did I learn to ride a bike? When was my first road trip? Even important moments, like when did my son take his first steps? When did he begin using complete sentences? Or when did he start, really start, to tell me the stories that play though his imagination? Marcus just turned 27 and I think I’ve been saying “for over ten years” for three, maybe four, years.

I could dig back into the notebooks. There are

Links to Recently Shared Advocacy Stories

This week we shared stories that advocate for and with people with disabilities from around the world. Really great stuff.

Here is a line-up of the links and take a trip down the rabbit-hole-of-awesomeness for more!

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Getting the Advocate Message

Marcus and I spoke together at a conference yesterday. The focus of the association and its mission is

to promote, find or create, then continue supported and meaningful employment for people with disabilities. Their theme: “Mission Possible.”

Love it!

We shared a few advocate stories from around the world. Today we are sharing them with you, too. The first one is from New Zealand, where a film company has made eight short films focusing on people in their community. (See “Celeste is Brilliant” here and watch all of them here.)

In this short

Video Interview with Marcus

Did you catch this on Meriah Nichols’ blog?

Marcus is part of a great series call “Voices from the Disability Community”

As an ally, I learn so much from these, and we’re delighted Marcus was invited to partake.

Voices From The Disability Community: Marcus Sikora

Marcus Sikora is the first Voice interview via video!

Like a lot of other things he does, he’s breaking ground here.

Check it out herehttp://bit.ly/2yhhLkK

 

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