Speaker on Diversity
Karen D. Thompson is a nationally recognized speaker on the Karen Thompson/Sharon Kowalski guardianship case. This evolved to activism on human rights issues, the intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia/heterosexism and ableism. She is an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.
Karen D. Thompson has an extensive resume of keynote addresses, speeches, workshop presentations, awards, and has appeared on national television in the pursuit of Sharon Kowalski's right to recovery and right to live at home.
She also co-authored the book “Why Can't Sharon Kowalski Come Home?” (1988), a Lambda Rising “Editor's Choice Award” recipient.
Karen Thompson and Sharon Kowalski named in Go Magazine's 2012 "100 Women We Love."
Thompson/Kowalski Guardianship Case
Myths You Live By
"Handicapped by Society": An Anti-Ableism Presentation
Disability and LGBT Rights
Obtaining Rights for Vulnerable Adults
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ONE MILLION STRONG
PHOTO CREDIT: Photography by Lisa Means, "One Million Strong" By Cece Cox, Lisa Means and Lisa Pope. 1993. Click image for larger view.
ST.CLOUD PRIDEFEST, 2011
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