Virtual Look Back at Disability Rights with Tom Olin Photos

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020
10:00 AM EDT - 11:00 AM EDT

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Ability Center Director of Special Projects, Dan Wilkins, will share photographs taken by Tom Olin, a photojournalist who has long been involved in the disability rights movement. The two will travel back in time to recount turning points in the disability movement and reflect on leaders in the fight for accessibility and inclusion for all Americans. -- Since 1983, Tom Olin has been the preeminent photographer and social documentarian for the Disability Rights Movement. His iconic photos have spanned the times and issues faced by people with disabilities in America, including the struggles for the first curb cuts in LA, the nation-wide protests for accessible public transportation, the press for and passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the fight against forced congregate living, and the advancement of community-based living options. -- His photos have been included magazines, documentaries, and text books around the world. Gracing walls in print and as murals, they inform and inspire viewers with and without disabilities in Centers for Independent Living, foundations, public buildings, even in the Smithsonian. His extensive archival is held in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections at the University of Toledo and managed by The Ability Center.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

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The Ability Center


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