Liberty Resources Board of Directors
Stephen F. Gold is an attorney who specializes civil rights and represents only persons with disabilities. Besides representing numerous individuals with disabilities in discrimination lawsuits, he has also represented ADAPT and NOT DEAD YET, as well as other national and local disability organizations. Among his many legal accomplishments, Mr. Gold successfully brought the first "curb cut" lawsuit, Kinney v. Yerusalem, and has been recognized as the”Godfather” of the Olmstead Supreme Court decision.
Locally, he represented Project HOME in its Federal Fair Housing discrimination case against Philadelphia for refusing to provide a reasonable accommodation to the zoning code so a warehouse could be renovated and used to house disabled people experiencing homelessness. Aside from his fight for accessible housing, Mr. Gold has worked on paratransit cases, physician-assisted suicide prevention, and cases where children with disabilities were not granted equal access to the same amenities as children without disabilities.
His Information Bulletins, which have a national circulation of more than 8,000 advocates and persons with disabilities, have dealt with housing, nursing homes, education, and medical assistance.
Michael Bencrowsky, Chair
Cassie James Holdsworth, Vice Chair
Stephen Kibbe, Treasurer
James Goodwin, Secretary
Thomas Earle, CEO
Erik von Schmetterling
Theresa Yates, Member at Large
LRI Board Meetings are free and open to the public. They are held every other month at 801 Arch Street, 6th Floor, Wade Blank Room (unless otherwise noted) Click here to access LRI's Calendar of Events to find out when upcoming Board Meetings are scheduled.
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