Disability History Exhibit

Posted on behalf of Disability Support Services.

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The exhibit is currently on display in Holman Library.

This past week (Monday June 1st through Friday June 5th) Green River College has had the opportunity to host the Disability History Exhibit created by Advocating Change Together, which was featured on the 2007 Road to Freedom Tour. The exhibit is making its way down to Portland Community College (PCC) and Green River College is one of fourteen (14) colleges in Washington to have the exhibit for a week as it travels down south…This is very exciting!

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Over 40 feet of full color panels are on display.

The exhibit is 40 feet of full color panels depicting history that traces a timeline showing society’s attitudes and how they affect the lives of people with disabilities. The online version is at: http://dhss.alaska.gov/gcdse/Pages/history/index.aspx

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Content traces a timeline of society’s attitudes towards people with disabilities.

If you haven’t stopped by Holman Library and visited the exhibit located on the first floor hallway wall there is still time. The exhibit will be available until noon today, Friday June 5th. We have placed a computer station in front of the exhibit to ensure equal access for individuals with visual restrictions who can go to a link for an accessible html version of the content .

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Don’t forget you can also view the panels online.

Lastly, I’d like to extend a shout-out of appreciation to all the individuals who came together to make this exhibit happen Kaela Parks at PCC; Bree Callahan at UW; Dr. Deborah Casey; Timm Lovitt; Stefanie Chapman; Heather McCurdy; Zach Lambert; Paul Metivier; Jean Carlson; and last but certainly not least Jennifer Dysart who graciously agreed to have the exhibit displayed and the amazing folks at IT and Media Services (Matt Osborn; Karl Smith; and Oleg Kanonik). Thank you all so much!

Sincerely,

Jamie J. Hatleberg, M.Ed
Disability Support Services
Green River College

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