A Guided Tour and Talk with Anthony Tusler, Disability Rights Photographer

Protesters outside of the Federal Building with SF City Hall in the background. A prominent sign on the back of a long-haired man's wheelchair reads "We shall overcome."
Event Date: Monday, November 02, 2015
Location: Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA above Ashby BART

Join "Patient No More" featured photographer Anthony Tusler for a guided tour describing the how he documented the beginnings of the 504 sit-in at the San Francisco Federal building. He will describe and explain how the photographs of Patient No More create a new disability identity for the general public and disabled people. Using the Patient No More photographs Mr. Tusler will compare the effects of photography for other social movements and what the disability rights movement can learn from their experience.

Please get in touch immediately if you require an ASL interpreter or open captioning, and we will be happy to provide these services. Accommodation requests must be received by October 20, 2015. Email or call Emily Beitiks: (415)405-3528

Anthony Tusler Bio:

Since discovering the disability community in 1972, Anthony Tusler explains and enjoys the world through, and from, a disability perspective. In his professional and personal activities, his goal is to improve the lives of people with disabilities and encourage disability self-determination and culture.

Tusler is a writer, photographer, consultant, trainer, and advocate on disability issues. He was the founding Director of the Disability Resource Center at Sonoma State University for 22 years. He co-curated probably the first fine art show, D&A2, that had disability as its explicit subject matter. He has helped to launch a number of non-profits, including the Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Disability, Community Resources for Independence, Disability Associates, and the National Center on Disability and Journalism.