Mon Feb 22 2016
Gloria Steinbring

On January 11, 2016, Minnesota lost a powerful voice in the disability community. Gloria Steinbring was a longtime friend to ICI and an informal advisor to many. From the early 1970s, Gloria Steinbring fought for the rights of people with developmental disabilities, organizing underpaid workers at a sheltered workshop and, in 1979, co-founding Advocating Change Together, one of the first independent self-advocacy groups in the country. Gloria was a well-known presence at the state capitol, where she was a key player in passing Rule 40, a law that limited how restraint could be used, and in the Remembering with Dignity project, honoring those who lived and died in Minnesota's institutions with proper grave markers. Learn more about Gloria's life in her own words.