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Disability, Disability Activism, and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

4 March 2020 - 11:33am by Melissa Grafe

Poster with text: you gave us your dimes, now we want our rights Thirty years ago, the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment, schools, transportation, and public spaces. 

This exhibition explores disability and disability activism leading up to the passage of the ADA in July 1990.  At a local level, the exhibition discusses disability activism at Yale today, focusing on multiple groups advocating for change across Yale's system.  

On display in the Cushing Rotunda March 5th - December 2020