Patient No More:

People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights
Event detail

In this exhibition, discover a remarkable, overlooked moment in U.S. history. On April 5, 1977, American people with and without disabilities showed the world the power of grassroots activism. In San Francisco, more than 100 people began a 26 day occupation of the Federal Building to insist on getting civil rights. After building a broad coalition of supporters, from the Black Panthers to politicians like Mayor George Moscone and Representative Philip Burton and George Miller, San Francisco's Section 504 occupiers emerged victorious from the longest unarmed takeover of a federal building in US history. A national disability rights movement was born. 

Opening Event:

June 10, 1:00 Koret auditorium. Meet the curators and participants of the original protests.

Patient No More is presented by the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University and made possible with support from California Humanities.
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