Profile: Reverend Calvin Peterson

Reverend Calvin Peterson founded the Atlanta based organization Disabled in Action in 1986.  The mission of Disabled in Action is to advocate, educate and empower people with disabilities living in poverty, their families and caregivers, and with an emphasis on equity and inclusion.

In 2015 the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia established The Reverend Calvin Peterson and Disabled in Action Atlanta Collection.  The collection includes, correspondence, press releases, news clippings, brochures, flyers, photographs, DVDs, and other materials that document Rev. Peterson and Disabled in Action's advocacy and activism.

Currently Disabled in Action is scheduled to open their first stage play titled "Nothing is Impossible" a play written from Reverend Peterson's book Nothing is Impossible.  The premiere performance is 6pm, Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the 3 D Complex, 2244 Panola Road, Lithonia, Georgia.  Tickets on sale now: $20.00 online, $25.00 at the door, $10.00 Senior Discount, $5.00 for Children. 

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