“A wooden trunk. Sixteen sweatsuits. A bulletin board. A shovel. Old photos.
Years of confinement. Unpaid work. Anger. Organizing. Pride.
All part of Canadian disability history.
All of these objects and themes have been interwoven into an exhibit unlike any other Canada has ever known, thanks to the expertise of faculty and students at the School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University. This exhibit eloquently brings “out from under”, various objects that have much to tell us. Just as a shovel delves into the earth to bring up fresh soil, so too this exhibit delves into our past and brings to light fresh renderings of whose history gets told and why. In so doing, this exhibit liberates a history that few Canadians know, while providing a superb example of why it is important to make disability history, public history.”
— from the first page.
— mailed from Canada