Disability Activism Then and Now: A Conversation with Disability Organizers About Lessons and Prospects

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:00pm to 7:30pm
A black man holds a sign at a protest that reads "Health Care CAN'T WAIT!" at a protest
A Conversation with Disability Organizers About Lessons and Prospects Disability Activism Then and Now:

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Koret Auditorium, Lower Level of San Francisco Public Main Library

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Disability Activism Then and Now: A Conversation with Disability Organizers about Lessons and Prospects

News reports announced that the January 20, 2017 Women's March assembled the largest number of disabled protesters ever with groups such as "Cripping the Women's March” pushing organizers to plan for access. Yet, when people reflect on the successful 504 occupation of San Francisco’s Federal Building for nearly a month forty years ago, many remark that it could never happen today. This panel will bring together disabled organizers to consider the legacy of the 504 protests and the current state of disability activism
Laura Millar, Program Director of Sexuality Services at LightHouse for the Blind (Moderator)
Leroy Moore, writer, community activist, and artist
Alice Wong, Founder of Disability Visibility Project
Jessica Lehmann, Director of Senior Disability Action Network

The Main Library is wheelchair accessible. To request other accommodations, contact marti.goddard@sfpl.org or call 415-557-4557Requesting accommodations at least 72 hours in advance will help to ensure availability.


Event Organizer

Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
Emily Beitiks