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Miya Rodolfo-Sioson papers, 1995-2005.
BANC MSS 2009/130 box 1; BANC MSS 2009/130 box 2; BANC MSS 2009/130
Collection Overview

Title:

Miya Rodolfo-Sioson papers, 1995-2005

Creator/Contributor:

Rodolfo-Sioson, Miya., creator

Abstract:

The papers document the passage of Measure E by the citizens of Berkeley, California, in 1998. This measure authorized a special tax to fund emergency services for severely physically disabled people. The city awarded the contract to Easy Does It Emergency Services, and Miya Rodolfo-Sioson served on the board of directors.

Date:

1995 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Rodolfo-Sioson, Miya -- Archives
Easy Does It Emergency Services.
People with disabilities -- Medical care -- Law and legislation -- California -- Berkeley
People with disabilities -- Services for -- Law and legislation -- California -- Berkeley
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc -- California -- Berkeley
People with disabilities -- California -- Berkeley
People with disabilities -- United States

Note:

Miya Rodolfo-Sioson papers: BANC MSS 2009/130, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.
Miya Rodolfo-Sioson was born in Manila, Philippines, on January 2, 1968. Her family immigrated to Ames, Iowa that same year. She attended the University of Iowa, graduating in December 1991. In November 1991, she was one of six people shot by Gang Lu, a deranged graduate student. Rodolfo-Sioson was paralyzed from the neck down. She moved to Berkeley, California, in 1996, where she became a disability rights advocate, serving as a member of the city's Commission on Disability from 1998-2006. She died of cancer on December 3, 2008. A documentary about her life, "Miya of the Quiet Strength," was released in 2009.
Forms part of: Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement collection.

Physical Description:

print
2 boxes (.8 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2009/130 box 1
BANC MSS 2009/130 box 2
BANC MSS 2009/130

Origin:

California