LPA Fights Against Dehumanizing Events
LPA fully condemns the "Wolf of Wall Street Velcro Wall Midget Throwing Contests" wherever they occur. We are offended by these events. Along with other disability rights organizations, LPA protested and called for the removal of the dwarf tossing scene in "The Wolf of Wall Street", unfortunately without success. The glorification of dwarf tossing would be harmful enough if it only contributed to cultural stigma, but it also holds the potential to motivate serious bodily injury to members of the dwarfism community. We ask that the LPA community continue to raise their voice in opposition to and this event as well as any events in the future that do not show people with dwarfism full dignity and respect.
An Open Letter from the LPA Scholarship Committee...
Dear Prospective Student:
Thank you for your interest in an LPA scholarship. What an exciting time in your life! Going to college or vocational school is a life-changing event. It is the sincerest wish of the scholarship committee that we can assist you in your educational goals. This letter contains information and pointers that may be helpful.
LPA scholarship awards shall be limited to two awards for undergraduate studies and one for graduate studies, effective beginning the 2012-2013 school year.
LPA Programs Director