Launch Celebration

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Paul Longmore t-shirt commemoration quilt. 13 blocks with black border and quilting to imitate the shape of Paul's breathing tube.
On 10-11-12 the Longmore Institute celebrated our official launch.

Event details

Approximately eighty people from San Francisco State and the broader disability community came to share Paul’s memory and look to the future, with Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Gene Chelberg serving as emcee. President Wong’s wife, Phyllis, read welcome remarks, followed by Catherine Kudlick, who introduced our projects exemplified by a panel of young scholars. The ceremony culminated in “unribboning” a quilt made from Paul Longmore’s infamous disability-themed t-shirt collection. Following the reception, guests were invited to tour the facilities, where our new furniture had been delivered only the day before. A number of folks stayed to talk informally, which ultimately led to an exciting upcoming project – stay tuned!

  • You can read more about the event here.  
  • View photos from the event. Special thanks to the event photographer Smithy Blackwell.
  • You can also watch videos from the official program below. 

Event Video

Event Organizer

Sponsor: 
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability