Thursday, June 18, 2009
"Parallel realities": giving voice to people with Down Syndrome
This is a message from Mara Dierssen, a group leader at the
CRG (you can find more about her research on her website or read an interview I did to her for El·lipse, the PRBB monthly journal).
Anyway, I believe I have already mentioned previously she is my hero (look here and here for previous posts on other things she has organised). This time it is about an initiative she has been involved in to give a voice to people with Down Syndrome. Please read below and support this initiative!!!
The Catalan Down syndrome Foundation in collaboration with the Institute of Culture of Barcelona and the General Society for Authors has published a Music CD in which 10 people with Down syndrome have written the letters and collaborated in composing the music of 10 songs and are as well the actors of a video clip.
Neglect and exclusion are still too common in our society. With this we hope to increase the visibility and public recognition of the capacities of the Down syndrome people in a context of normality.
However, we need your help.
Please click in this Youtube link since this will help a lot this project!!!! You can click once a day to sum!
Also, please help us to give visibility to this initiative by sending this link to all your friends!
And finally, you can buy the CD at FNAC or El Corte Inglés or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org :)
All the money obtained by the sales of the CD will go to the Catalan Down syndrome Foundation.
Thanks very much in advance!