‘Patient, No More!’: Seeking Your Stories and Memorabilia

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ADA in 2015, we’re mounting an exhibit at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley.  We will highlight the Bay Area’s unique contributions by exploring the told and untold stories of the historic month-long occupation of the Federal Building in San Francisco in April 1977 known as the 504 Protests.  Patient No More! People With Disabilities Securing Civil Rights seeks stories and objects such as photos, buttons, newspaper clippings, placards, t-shirts, letters, diaries, and any related ephemera or memorabilia that could help others experience the excitement and understand this important event.

 

If you were involved in the Section 504 protest in San Francisco in 1977, we would love to talk with you! Have you had the chance to record your experiences? Do you know others who were there? What is your story?

 

We regret that we can only use personal stories or items clearly related to the exhibit if appropriate. Any recordings or items lent will be treated with care, be properly insured, and be displayed or handled to professional museum standards.

 

For more information please contact:  Emily Smith Beitiks, PhD, Assistant Director, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, 135 Humanities, San Francisco State University (o): (415) 405-3528; beitiks@sfsu.edu

 

To learn more about the Longmore Institute, visit our website: longmoreinstitute.sfsu.edu

 

 

Thank you, and stay tuned for future updates.

 

Catherine Kudlick

Professor of History and Director,

Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability

 

‘Patient, No More!’ is an exciting collaboration and timed to coincide with nationwide events commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act in July 1990. With the main exhibit at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, the project will also use a website and social media to create an open conversation that will engage a variety of visitors with accessibility built into all we do from the beginning. A program of public events and a companion traveling exhibit featuring video histories will complement the ERC displays and engage a wider audience.