Advocates Commemorate Loss of Longtime Disability Rights Champion Edith Prentiss

April 14, 2021

Disability Justice, News

In the most recent edition of Able News, a collection of political leaders, advocates, and members of the disability community shared words honoring the recently deceased Edith Prentiss. Among those voices was NYLPI’s Senior Staff Attorney Christopher Schuyler who shared the below:

“I met Edith my first day on the job. Immediately, she left a strong impression on me. I thought, now there’s an advocate! When she entered the room, all knew she was there. And she was not quiet about delivering her message, demanding that it got across, for the betterment of people with disabilities. I’m deeply saddened by her passing, but I count myself fortunate to have learned from her and witnessed her formidable advocacy abilities first-hand!” 

View the rest of the tribute to Edith in the April 2021 edition of Able News here. 

Photo Credit: Joseph Rappaport

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