Activism

Jennifer Bartlett Founded The NYC 'Non-March' For Disability Inclusivity

Jennifer Bartlett created a “non-march” for people with disabilities.

Bartlett, who has cerebral palsy, says she wanted to create an inclusive event to give people of all mobilities a voice and visibility alongside others and highlight the need for more disability inclusively. She held her non-march on the same day as the 2019 Women’s March and to take a bus and two trains to get to the event, due in part to her disability.

Bartlett partnered with activist group Rise and Resist to make the non-march happen.

“It’s not just about accessibility. It’s about disability justice, which says that we are full human beings, we have full rights,” she said. “There are news people walking around and they won’t interview me…because I have cerebral palsy.”