About this Event
501 E Spring St, Oxford, OH 45056
Discover an overlooked moment in U.S. history when people with disabilities occupied a government building to win their rights. The Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights self paced, exhibition uncovers the stories behind a turbulent April in 1977, when the disability community successfully launched protests across the nation to get Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 signed into law. In this exhibition, visitors will get a chance to appreciate how the occupiers built networks of support; how protesters influenced the media and change the language used to cover the protest; and the controversies of 504, especially in regards to race and deafness. Above all, this exhibition reminds all of us that disabilities are a source of creativity and innovation, not pity or tragedy.
Week 1 (2/28/22-3/4/22) - Dolibois Room C, Shriver Center
Week 2 (3/7/22-3/11/22) - 1082, Armstrong Student Center
Week 3 (3/14/22-3/16/22)- Dolibois Room C, Shriver Center