Look Me In The Eye
Prepare to be challenged, to have some bias exposed, to be confronted….all in 0:53 seconds. Press play, watch the video, see you after the jump.
Last August, the Oregon Supported Living Program and Full Access kicked off the Look Me In The Eye campaign in an effort to get us to better understand a problem, to break down barriers between people, especially people who experience a developmental disability. Being members of the same community, it is incumbent upon us to help each other. OSLP thought that looking someone in the eye was a good place to start.
Last year 9 area cities and the Lane County Commissioners proclaimed August 15 – 21 “Look Me In The Eye” week. This year, nearly every city council in Lane County will make a proclamation to declare September “Look Me In The Eye Month.” Look Me In The Eye will also march in the Eugene Celebration Parade, LTD is helping, so are a number of local businesses. While this is a local initiative, it clearly needs to be much larger. Step up, and Join in. Not sure you want to get involved, maybe you need to watch the video again.
“There are many reasons why we don’t look people in the eye. Disabilities, skin color, sexual orientation, homelessness, misunderstandings and the party we belong to can all separate us if we let them.” – Rick Dancer
– Video Courtesy Rick Dancer Media Services