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2012 SABE Conference

2012 SABE Conference
August 31 – September 2, 2012
St. Paul, Minnesota

The 2012 National SABE Conference was held in St. Paul, Minnesota from Friday, August 31 – Sunday, September 2, 2012. This year's conference, "It's All About Fairness," was hosted by SABE and Advocating Change Together, Inc. More than 650 self advocates attended.

Sharon Lewis, Commissioner, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental and Developmental Disabilities, opened the first General Session on Thursday afternoon. Regional meetings and elections were held earlier that day. In addition to more than 60 workshops, a Human Rights Fair and an art exhibition with 30 selected works of art by Minnesota artists with disabilities were some of the Conference highlights.

A collection of about 500 photos of the 2012 SABE Conference, courtesy and with the permission of Tom Olin, National Disability Rights Photographer, is be available for viewing.

SABE Conference Photos, Group 1 (48 images)
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Group 2 Photos
Group 3 Photos
Group 4 Photos
Group 5 Photos
Group 6 Photos
Group 7 Photos
Group 8 Photos
Group 9 Photos
Group 10 Photos
Group 11 Photos

Photos courtesy and with the permission of Tom Olin, National Disability Rights Photographer
August 31 – September 2, 2012


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