The Freedom Files - A Pursuit of Justice Podcast

The Freedom Files - A Pursuit of Justice Podcast

The Freedom Files - A Pursuit of Justice Podcast will be hosted by Attorney Thomas F. Coleman, with his 47 years of experience in civil rights education and advocacy This podcast focuses on a wide range of issues involving liberty, justice, and equal rights, with a special emphasis on people with disabilities whether they are young adults, seniors, or any age in-between. Episodes will address freedom of choice in matters such as health care, finances, living arrangements, sexual relationships, marital status, social interactions, and recreational activities. Video format of all our podcasts are available on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRxTMh7UuVHk0ClPm_6DECA

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November 12, 2021 34 min

In this episode, the podcast host has a conversation with the director of an innovative guardianship legal defense program in Nevada which can serve as a model for other states. 

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Sam Sugar is the guest on this episode of the podcast series. Dr. Sugar is the founder of a nonprofit organization, Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship. Thomas F. Coleman will interview Dr. Sugar about his reasons for creating AAAPG and his attempts at guardianship reform over the years.

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September 29, 2021 21 min

This episode focuses on a Zoom Town Hall where victims of the California conservatorship system shared their stories, local elected officials in Alameda County acknowledged the need for reform, and #FreeBritney activists discussed their movement to rid superstar Britney Spears of the confines of conservatorship.

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This episode of the podcast series picks up where the first episode left off.  It describes the shift in the advocacy activities of Tom Coleman after his memoirs were published in 2009.  He ventured into the area of abuse of people with disabilities, especially those with developmental disabilities, with the goal of promoting more effective responses to such abuse by government agencies. 

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Glimpse Tom Coleman's past & a few phases of Tom's advocacy for various causes -- from his focus on LGBT rights & sexual civil liberties in the 1970s, to privacy rights, hate crimes, domestic partner benefits & recognition of family diversity in the 1980s, & then on to the rights of single people during the next two decades ending with the publication of The Domino Effect, Tom's memoirs as an equal right...

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In this premiere episode, host Thomas F. Coleman explains how The Freedom Files will blend past, present, and future with some episodes focusing on current events and the people involved in them while others will recall events and people from the past -- all of which will focus on the pursuit of freedom, justice, and equal rights.  Tom will highlight some of the upcoming episodes.   

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