Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Local organization uses zombies to talk about disabilities

The zombies are in a new public service announcement that demonstrate what people are not supposed to do when they encounter a disabled person.
"Just the message of 'don't be a zombie, don't be brainless, don't be stupid," said Leeper.
The PSA videos are just one part of the Leeper's campaign to get more people involved in disability action. The project also includes shirts, posters and a 'don't be a zombie' hashtag.

Thanks to a community of volunteering support and actors the viral videos helped spark a movement.
"It's really embodying folks with various kinds of disabilities to advocate for equal access in the community," said Leeper.
Despite the project taking off quicker than they thought, Leeper hopes to continue the movement when they visit Washington D.C. in July.


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