Leads Advisor, Chris Fleming heads up accessibility discussion panel. Photos by Rohan Ketwaroo
In honor of Disabilities Awareness Month, the Accessibility and Inclusion Committee sponsored the first-ever Pop-Up Musem of Disability Culture and History. The installation of inspired artwork created by students with disabilities provided diverse points of view in multiple artistic platforms: paintings, sculpture and handmade dolls. The display opened on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. According to Gabriel Carrion, MA student in Disability Studies, the event was inspired by the Buffalo disAbility Museum. Originally, the plan was to borrow pieces from the upstate museum. But logistical problems led the organizing committee to select art exclusively from the CUNY disability community. Ms. Carrion said “The work in the pop-up museum amazes me. The beauty stands on its own.