1977 Disability Sit-In: The Power of Imagery Photographer Anthony Tusler

People protesting before entering the building. A prominent sign a woman is wearing around her neck reads "Access to Work"
Event Date: Sunday, July 09, 2017
Location: San Francisco Public Main Library 100 Larkin St., Learning Studio, 5th Floor

The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability invites you to discover a remarkable, overlooked moment in U.S. history when people with disabilities occupied a government building to demand their rights. Known as the “Section 504 Sit-In,” the protest profoundly changed the lives of people with and without disabilities, and paved the way for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990.

Disability photographer Anthony Tusler will share his experiences photographing Day 1 of the 504 protest as well as his continued efforts to document the disability experience. 

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.

E-mail: pklinst@sfsu.edu