Press Release - Patient No More Exhibit Comes to SMCOE

REDWOOD CITY, CA – September 24, 2015 – The San Mateo County Office of Education is excited to serve as host for the traveling exhibit "Patient No More," part of a larger installation on display through San Francisco State University's Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability.

This interactive, multimedia exhibit is timed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It celebrates the success of the 26-day occupation of the Federal Building in San Francisco in April 1977, when a group of more than 100 people occupied a San Francisco government building to demand rights granted under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Known as the "Section 504 Sit-In," the protest profoundly changed the lives of people with and without disabilities and paved the way for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990.

The San Mateo County Office of Education (101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065) is one of eight locations that will host the traveling exhibit. The exhibit will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, October 15-30. Admission is free, but groups of 10 or more must register in advance at the following link: http://bit.ly/1VbaF4y

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