CBF Mourns the Death of Marca Bristo, Disability Rights Leader and Founder of Access Living

Marca Bristo at the Chicago Pride Parade

We were saddened to learn that Marca Bristo, who founded Access Living in 1980, passed away on September 8, 2019. For nearly four decades under her leadership, Marca built the organization into a leading disability rights and service organization. She was a warrior and a trailblazer. A fearless advocate, Marca fought for dignity, community integration, civil rights and equal access for all people with disabilities.

We join others in Chicago, and around the country and world, in sending our condolences to her family and colleagues at Access Living. Read more about Marca’s life and legacy.