"A lot of them are coming here with bad equipment," said Hansen, a member of MIUSA
's board from 1985 to 2000.
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"The group very much enjoyed the tour and various activities," said Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation (BDSF) managing director Essam Kamal, who led a Bahraini delegation to Eugene, Oregon, US, last July, for a 21-day leadership programme with MIUSA
is the picture of leadership based on interconnectedness.
As 20th-century freedom-of-speech advocate Emma Goldman once said: "If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution!" MIUSA
's exchange programs invariably close with a celebratory community street dance in downtown Eugene.
motto is an appropriate way to sum up the trip--'Challenge Yourself and Change the World." [TM] We pushed the envelope, as they say, and I don't know about anyone else, but I learned that my maximum capacity is a lot greater than I ever knew.
"We are all excited about the visit of the US youth delegation," said BDSF managing director Essam Kamal, who led a Bahraini delegation to Eugene, Oregon last July, for a 21-day leadership programme with MIUSA
In 1997, MIUSA
held its first WILD event, giving 30 disabled women activists with many different disabilities the chance to come together.
They did it - Sygall even won election to the international group's board of directors - and the two women got back in the van and drove back to Oregon to get MIUSA
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will lead a delegation of young adults with disabilities from New York City on the 2010 U.S./Costa Rica Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Disability Rights Leadership Exchange Program.