Wednesday, August 26, 2015
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- In April 1977, nearly 100 disabled people occupied the fourth floor of the Federal Building in San Francisco to demand their civil rights. Almost 38 years later, the unfamiliar story of the 26-day Bay Area protest that ultimately granted basic necessities for people with disabilities is being retold once more at SF State during the “Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights” exhibit in the Administration Building. The traveling exhibit opened August 21 and was coordinated by SF State’s Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability — a cultural center that focuses on the concept of social justice by introducing new ideas on disability and people who have disabilities through arts and education. On display is a collection of six, three-screen panels that illustrate the events that changed disability history.