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LOWER LAKE―People Services Inc. at Patient No More Exhibit

September 14 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Marchers in an SF Rally by photographer Anthony Tusler.

Photo by Anthony Tusler; courtesy of Exhibit Envoy.

LOWER LAKE―The exhibit “Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights” will be on display at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum from Aug. 15 to Oct. 4. The exhibition uncovers the stories behind a turbulent April in 1977, when people with disabilities successfully launched protests across the nation to get Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 signed into law.

Saturday, Sept. 14, at 12pm: Illene Dumont and other members of People Services Inc. will be speaking on the history of People Services and on disability in Lake County.

In this exhibition, visitors will get a chance to appreciate how the occupiers built networks of support, from unions to the Black Panthers; how protesters influenced the media and changed 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.

Large print, braille copies of exhibition text, audio descriptions, and audio-described and captioned videos combine to make this show as accessible as possible.

Exhibit is on view Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum

6435 Main St.

Lower Lake, CA 95457

Read this article for more details.

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This exhibit is supported by California Humanities through a 2015 Community Stories Grant.