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.
FAQ About National Conferences - General Questions
Q: My child is young. Is it worth it for us to go to a national conference?
Q: My child is a teenager and this will be their first national. What can we expect
The sports of DAAA (Dwarf Athletic Association of America) are a great way to meet other teens, whether you are playing the games or just watching. Soccer, track and field, and basketball are the most popular for the teens. The nightly dances are a big draw for everyone and are very fun. Also, sign up for the teen events offered onsite. They are a great way to meet people. Be prepared to give your child an extra bit of freedom - nightly dances at home aren't usually the norm! - but stay in touch frequently via cell phone or pre-arranged check-in times.
Q: I'm an adult and this is my first national. What can I expect?
Q: What is the Medical Advisory Board and why is it important?