book and exhibition
Highlighting the ongoing struggle by parents to secure educational opportunities and a place in society for their developmentally disabled children, Becoming Citizens documents in images and words the loving determination of these families, and reminds us what it means to work together for the well-being of those who are most vulnerable. Both in its subject matter and through the example of its author as advocate, this book opens up the possibility for new conversations about disability, and ultimately the possibility for social change.
During 2002–05 Harriet Sanderson contributed to the book Becoming Citizens: Family Life and the Politics of Disability by San Francisco photographer and visual artist Susan Schwartzenberg. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005.)
In 2005 Sanderson consulted for the related exhibition Becoming Citizens which took place in Seattle at the Suzallo Library, University of Washington in collaboration with Museum of History and Industry; and at the Washington State Historical Society, State Capital Museum in Olympia, Washington.