Telling authentic, accessible stories that empower our community to advocate for disability rights

Rooted in Rights produces videos and social media campaigns exclusively on disability rights issues.  The team of filmmakers, writers, designers, and communicators produces videos and write content from locations around the world.  Our platforms are for people with disabilities, disability rights advocates, and their allies to learn, connect, and organize for change.

Rooted in Rights is dedicated to making content accessible and creative at the same time.  All of our creative content is made with maximum accessibility in mind so that as many of our audience members as possible can engage with the content.  Rooted in Rights content is intended to support efforts to defend and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and empowers our audience to create change through online and offline advocacy.

Program Updates

Rooted in Rights & Mental Voices Africa Teach Advocacy Storytelling in Nairobi

December 3, 2019Rooted in Rights has partnered with Mental Voices Africa to promote international advocacy for those of us with mental health disabilities. This workshop trained these advocates to script, film, and edit their own self-advocacy stories on mobile phones.

Rooted in Rights Wins Three Community Awards for Authentic Advocacy

November 21, 2019This fall, Rooted in Rights received three awards in recognition for our groundbreaking storytelling on transportation and access. See what these community organizations are saying about our work!

#WhyDescribe

July 8, 2019Rooted in Rights launched the #WhyDescribe campaign, releasing a series of videos promoting media accessibility. RiR will continue this work and more this summer, joining colleagues in the disability and organizing communities at Netroots Nation and NCIL’s Annual Conference on Independent Living, and implementing a new CRM and training to advance our infrastructure for digital organizing.

RiR Co-Hosts Candidate Forums, and Addresses Seattle Transportation and Accessibility Problems

June 20, 2019Rooted in Rights co-hosted Seattle City Council candidate forums in May of 2019, and also successfully centered disability in local streets and transportation reform in coalition with traditional transit and environmental organizations who have not previously included disability in their work.
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