Diversability

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Diversability is an award-winning movement to rebrand disability through the power of community.

Outing: A conversation with Dr. Alette Coble-Temple and Rick Guidotti

  • JFKU Berkeley Campus 2956 San Pablo Ave. | Rm. 210, 2nd Floor Gallery Berkeley, CA 94702

JFKU Museum Studies is pleased to be hosting JFKU PsychD Professor and 2016 Mrs. Wheelchair America, Dr. Alette Coble-Temple along with the founder and director of the non-profit organization, Positive Exposure, Rick Guidotti.

  • Gallery opens at noon (PST)
  • Light refreshments will be provided.
  • Please RSVP to museum@jfku.edu

This event will be held in conjunction with our temporary exhibition, Patient No More: People With Disabilities Securing Civil Rights. The exhibition is presented by the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University, made possible with support from California Humanities, and traveled by Exhibit Envoy. Learn more about the exhibit and the history of the 504 protests at patientnomore.org.

This exhibit and accompanying events are sponsored by JFKU Museum Studies, Office of Student Affairs, and Disability Services .

About the presenters:

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Dr. Coble-Temple has dedicated her life to advancing the rights of those with disabilities across the nation. Her innovative teaching strategies, commitment to leadership development, publications, and presentations have been recognized by being appointed to national boards and committees, as well as being the recipient of the 2015 Kennedy Laureate award and the 2015 Harry Morrison Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award.  Her tenacity and perseverance guides her in her professional and personal endeavors as a professional woman, wife, mother, athlete, and community volunteer.

Rick Guidotti, an award winning photographer, has spent the past eighteen years collaborating internationally with advocacy organizations/NGOs, medical schools, universities, and other education institutions to effect a sea-change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral, or intellectual difference. 

Rick is the founder and director of Positive Exposure, an innovative arts, education, and advocacy organization working with individuals living with genetic difference. Positive Exposure provides new opportunities to see individuals living with difference first and foremost as human beings rather than as a specific diagnosis.