Monday, November 1, 2021

Miya of the Quiet Strength

Miya of the Quiet Strength is a documentary about the life of Miya Rodolfo-Siosin. Directed by Daniel Julien, the film premiered in January 2009, one month after Miya died of breast cancer at age forty. Miya was a prominent, longtime advocate for human rights and disability rights, who lived in Berkeley, California beginning in 1996. She herself was grievously injured in the mass shooting that occurred on the campus of the University of Iowa on November 1, 1991--thirty years ago today. The documentary is available from Swift Productions

Miya was also a supporter of Whirlwind Wheelchair International, a non-profit social enterprise which produces durable, low-cost, highly functional wheelchairs for the disabled in over 60 countries. Donations are welcome. 

Previous related Common Curator posts include: Twenty Years After and The March for Our Lives Against Gun Violence.