Exhibit Display

Becoming Citizens

exhibition notes

This exhibition is comprised of artifacts, photographs, articles, and documents from the 13 families who were included in Becoming Citizens. The history of their remarkable achievements — advancing the civil rights of their children with disabilities — was told through interviews and photographs as well as their own informal "archives."

Becoming Citizens, the book, exhibition and programming was made possible through the support and generosity of:

  • The Seattle Family Network
  • Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle
  • University of Washington Press
  • The Arc of King County
  • King County Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Seattle Museum of History and Industry
  • Potrero Nuevo Fund at the Tides Foundation, San Francisco
  • Region 4, Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • School of Social Work, University of Washington
  • University of Washington Disability Studies
  • The Family Guild
  • June Riley Trust, San Francisco
  • University of Washington Libraries, Suzzallo Library
  • 4Culture
  • City of Seattle/Dept of Neighborhoods
  • and individual community contributions

For the development of this exhibition special thanks goes to:

  • Harriet Sanderson
  • Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani
  • Diane Burk
  • Leonard Garfield
  • Mark Gleason
  • Julie Kerssen
  • Julianne Baron
  • Sarah Bock
  • Sherry McNary
  • Curtis Erpelding
  • Benson Shaw
  • Kathi Whittaker
  • Dawn Haggarty