A new traveling exhibition titled Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights will be on display at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum from February 9 through June 7, 2020.
In this exhibition, visitors will learn how the protesters built networks of support from unions to the Black Panthers, influenced the media and changed the language used to report on the protest and the controversies of 504 with regard 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.
Special Event to Kick Off the Exhibition
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum has scheduled an educational event titled Civil Rights for People with Disabilities as part of their “Sunday Series” to kick off this exhibition. Disability Network Southwest Michigan will provide an insightful look at the history of activism by people with disabilities and allies to secure the civil rights guaranteed to all Americans. The event is free, but space is limited. Tickets must be obtained and presented 15 minutes prior to the event. For more information about this event and the exhibition, please visit www.kalamazoomuseum.org.
Sunday, February 9 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Kalamazoo Valley Museum | 230 N. Rose Street, Kalamazoo