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

Event time: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:00am to Monday, August 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library (SHM) See map
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Event description: 

***All library exhibitions are closed until further notice as part of the university’s COVID-19 response. We invite you to visit our online exhibitions***

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.

Curated by Melissa Grafe, Ph.D, Head of the Medical Historical Library, John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History