Community Memorial Gathering for HolLynn D’Lil, founder and longtime president of the Graton Green Group, is Wednesday, June 29, 4-6 PM

HolLynn at the Opening Ceremony for the Graton Green in 2017

Meet under the water tower at the Graton Green

3000 Edison St.

Please bring your own snacks/beverages and seating and

a story or memory to share about HolLynn.

HolLynn’s family requests that donations in her memory may be made to the Graton Green Group:

PO Box 858, Graton, CA 95444

https://www.gofundme.com/f/become-a-friend-and-support-the-graton-green?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

One thought on “Community Memorial Gathering for HolLynn D’Lil, founder and longtime president of the Graton Green Group, is Wednesday, June 29, 4-6 PM

  1. HolLynn D’Lil has been a legendary woman of great character in the disability community and the communities in which she lived.

    We have HolLynn D’Li,l and few others, to thank for our strong Title 24 California Building codes and standards in California that were implemented in June/July 1981 which she wrote with help of few others.

    She provided Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (www.dredf.org) with photos in tribute to the Section 504 protests from 1977 for their event.

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/504-sit-in-san-francisco-1977-disability-rights-advocacy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52XqupjXHIM and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyWcCuVta7M

    1997 DREDF 504 Anniversary Event: https://dredf.org/504-sit-in-20th-anniversary/ and https://dredf.org/we-shall-not-be-moved/

    The “Patient No More” Mural at the Longmore Institute, HolLynn’s photographs were on full display. The “Patient No More” Mural | Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability.

    June 5, 2016 on California’s Right to Die law, HolLynn was in the news: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/opinion/close-to-home-me-before-you-right-to-die-law-devalues-those-with-disa/

    She wrote Becoming Real in 24 Days about the Section 504 protests in San Francisco. https://celeryellen.com/hollynn-bryson-dlil-on-becoming-real/

    HolLynn’s photos were a big part of the Crip Camp movie. https://www.sonomacountygazette.com/sonoma-county-news/documentary-crip-camp-features-activist-and-photographer-hollynn-dlil/?fbclid=IwAR0nfTl2n5OgjnkkqGEsBwNIGoxcCy-rlBPm_MnQ9_LpA3iD_TZixtvQKeQ
    Netflix Crip Camp Full Movie:

    Press Democrat Article on HolLynn D’Lil & Crip Camp Movie:
    Netflix documentary about the fight for disability rights has a local connection

    Netflix documentary about the fight for disability rights has a local co…
    Local activist HolLynn D’Lil and photographer Anthony Tusler recall the historic protests featured in film.

    HolLynn in this news about fighting for disabled access: Graton activist recalls historic fight for the disabled

    Graton activist recalls historic fight for the disabled
    A new book recounts the battle that preceded the Americans with Disabilities Act, which is turning 25 on Sunday.
    https://culturemixonline.com/tag/hollynn-dlil/

    Interviews with HolLynn D’Lil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxwIGhiP8io

    This is HolLynn D’Lil as I will always remember her in her own voice: https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/longmoreinstitute/bundles/230597

    HolLynn D’Lil’s pioneering work has never been rightfully celebrated at the level of other important disability rights leaders who have had their lives on full display and prominence, but she was a stylist and staunch advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities who brought people together with her ongoing advocacy and unique projects. She was an inspiring artist, clothing designer, and person who loved her gardens and projects. .

    Her day has come. It is time to celebrate her work and legacy to enshrine her in our disability history books for an advocate live well-lived who accomplished so much to never be forgotten.

    The disability community wants to do their own celebration of her life. She was a friend and a colleague, and I will miss her.

    Best,
    Connie Arnold
    Disability Rights Advocate 30+ Years

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