"Patient No More" Traveling Exhibit to Hit the Road for Three More Years!

Patient No More has been picked up by Exhibit Envoy!

A black and white photo of section 504 protesters, most of whom are in wheelchairs, holding signs in front of the capitol building. The protester in the front and center of the image has a sign reading, "We shall overcome". Photograph by Anthony Tusler 

Discover a remarkable, overlooked moment in U.S. history when people with disabilities occupied a government building to demand their rights and won. We are proud to announce that Exhibit Envoy, a non-profit which helps showcase traveling exhibits, has added Patient No More to their line-up, which will help us keep spreading this story far and wide for the next 3+ years! As noted on their website,"[Exhibit Envoy] creates exhibitions with two audiences in mind: you and your community. [Their] exhibitions include art, history, culture, and natural history content."

The Patient No More project includes a traveling exhibit, in addition to the main exhibit, to bring the content featured in the main exhibit to various locations throughout the United States. The traveling exhibit lends geographic accessibility to much of the content of Patient No More and seeks to reach as broad an audience as possible. Whenever possible,  we also offer unique programming that is free and open to the public. Three large panels depict a victorious celebration outside of the San Francisco Federal Building. A black and white image shows a young Kitty Cone preparing to make a victory speech to a group of protestors with various disabilities as television cameras capture the event. We Won! We Won! We Won! Previous hosts of Patient No More:

  • 50th Anniversary of the California Regional Centers at the Janet Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center.
  • Cal State University, Monterey Bay
  • Marin County Office of Education
  • Notre Dame High School, San Jose
  • Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
  • San Mateo County Office of Education
  • Cal State University East Bay
  • San Francisco City Hall
  • San Francisco State University

Patient No More is presented by the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org. Learn more about the exhibit and the history of the 504 protests at patientnomore.org. To find out how you can help bring the Patient No More Traveling Exhibit to your local library, community center, university/school, or business, click here and book today! Schedule:

October 13, 2016 – October 21, 2016 Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa
October 26, 2016 – October 28, 2016 Kaiser Permanente Diversity Conference, Los Angeles (Private Conference)
August 26, 2018 – October 21, 2018 Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock / University of Arkansas, Fayetteville