Pushing Limits

Dennis Billups – Patient No More

Celebration in San Francisco, 1977; from the SF Examiner Archive, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.

Dennis Billups joins Eddie Ytuarte with a first person account of the historic disability occupation of the  federal HEW building in 1977.  This protest of the delay of 504 regulations became a precursor to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Billups’ history, as well as that of other disability activists, will be on display in the multi-media exhibit,  “Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights,” which opens at the San Francisco Library next week. “Patient No More” will be on display from June 10 through September 3, 2017.
 
Also, with us is Fran Osborne, exhibit curator, to highlight the unique aspects of this exhibit and give other presenters hints to make their events more inclusive.

This program is streamed live at www.kpfa.org and most past programs are also archived.
Earlier Pushing Limits coverage of the “Patient No More” exhibit can be heard here.

Hosted and Produced by Eddie Ytuarte.

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