[clickToTweet tweet=”The Pennhurst Story-Tragedy to Disability Rights exhibit visits Washington, DC this summer!” quote=”The Pennhurst Story-Tragedy to Disability Rights exhibit visits Washington, DC this summer!”]Exciting news! The Pennhurst exhibit, “The Pennhurst Story-Tragedy to Disability Rights”, has been invited to Washington, DC. Senator Bob Casey Jr. D-PA invited the traveling exhibit for a week-long showing at the Russell Senate Office Building. The exhibit will visit our nation’s capital the week of June 27th.
Senator Casey, who is known for being an advocate for people with disabilities and for working tirelessly on the ABLE Act, will host an event at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center during the week of the exhibit. The event will feature recent film, “I Go Home”, by Keira McGuire which documents the history of Pennhurst.
This exhibit will give attendees (legislators, disability advocates, family members, and the community at large) the opportunity to better understand disability history and to help bring positive change for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In 2015, this exhibit made it all the way to Portland, OR for the TASH’s 40th anniversary celebration and conference. The exhibit quickly became popular among conference attendees.
The Pennhurst Traveling Exhibit Summer Schedule
June 6: Harrisburg Hilton, The Arc of Pennsylvania Advocacy and Policy Conference
June 9 – 10: City Ave in Philadelphia, Employment First Conference
June 11: National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Speaking for Ourselves
June 15-18: Marriot Convention Center, Lancaster, PA, Eastern PA United Methodist Conference
June 13-July 9: Glenmoore, PA, Camphill Soltane
Week of June 27: Rotunda at the Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC