The Launch of Patient No More

Free and open to the public.

Sunday, July 26, 2015
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Protesters, some in wheelchairs, in front of the federal building with City Hall in the background. A prominent sign reads, "We shall overcome."
The launch of our accessible, multimedia exhibit "Patient No More: People with disabilities securing civil rights."

Map and Directions

Off-campus: Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley, CA above Ashby BART 3075 Adeline St

Event details

We are pleased to invite the public to the launch of our exhibit, Patient No More: People with disabilities securing civil rights. After nearly three years of work, we cannot wait to share this great Bay Area story with you. The celebration will be particularly exciting as it will reunite many of the protesters from the 1977 Section 504 Occupation (the focus of our exhibit). You won't want to miss this historic opportunity coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
 
To add to the celebration, please consider coming in your best 1970s attire: go deep into that back closet or neighborhood thrift to find those brightly colored bell bottoms and wide collars…you'll blend right in with the people pictured in our exhibit!

When: Sunday, July 26, 2015, 2-4:30 with a brief program starting at 2pm.
Where: The Ed Roberts Campus above Ashby BART, 3075 Adeline St. 
Details: Free and open to the public. Event program will include ASL and captioning. Please refrain from wearing scented products. The event will be filmed. 

 

Event Program:

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Catherine Kudlick, Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, San Francisco State University

Brief Exhibit Video: This is 504!"

Section 504 Participants Commemoration: Ron Washington, Section 504 Protester

Section 504 Theme Song: Jeff Moyer, Songwriter and Section 504 Protester

Patient No More Chants: Dennis Billups, Section 504 Protester

Closing Remarks: Catherine Kudlick

An event program (large print with a braille version available) will be provided at the event, but if you prefer to access it electronically, we have provided a pdf version and a plain text .doc version.

For more information, visit: PatientNoMore.org

Please note: The event will be photographed.

Event Organizer

Sponsor: 
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
Contact: 
Emily Beitiks
Phone: 
415-405-3528