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Lawrence Carter-Long is difficult man to peg or to pin down – and that’s just the way he likes it. He has been a poster child, a modern dancer, a radio show host and producer. In 2012, he was the curator/co-host of the groundbreaking month-long festival “THE PROJECTED IMAGE: A HISTORY OF DISABILITY ON FILM” on Turner Classic Movies reaching 87 million people. His unique blend of the arts, media, and public policy advocacy has been awarded by the likes of former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the American Association of People with Disabilities. Formerly the Public Affairs Specialist for the National Council on Disability—the independent federal agency that brought us the Americans with Disabilities Act—he joined the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in July 2017, as their Director of Communications and now spearheads their revitalized Disability & Media Alliance Project. In his communications work, Lawrence has pitched, placed and procured media coverage of numerous disability issues in, and been interviewed by, respected outlets like USA TODAY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, the NEW YORK TIMES, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, THE DAILY SHOW, the BBC and CNN among others. He’s even given DEAR ABBY advice about disability and dating.

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