Brilliant and Resilient: Celebrating the Power of Disabled Women Activists

Brian Lanker (American, 1947-2011). Portrait of Ghin Chu Pua, Malaysia, 2008. Digital photograph, 30 x 26 in.
On loan from Mobility International USA.

Brilliant and Resilient: Celebrating the Power of Disabled Women Activists

June 10, 2017 to August 27, 2017

The JSMA is honored to present selections from this special touring exhibition, which features photographs and personal stories of women with different types of disabilities, all alumni of Mobility International USA’s Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability. Founded in 1981, in Eugene, by Susan Sygall, MIUSA support the implementation of Article 6 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which promotes the full development, advancement and empowerment of women with disabilities. The accompanying book recognizes the leadership and outstanding accomplishments of fifty disabled women activists from 41 countries. Revenues from the exhibition and book sales support the next generation of emerging women leaders with disabilities to participate in MIUSA’s women’s leadership trainings. The photos in the book and exhibition were contributed by Brian Lanker, Darcy Kiefel and Paola Gianturco. Spanish translation of the touring exhibition has been made possible by Palo Alto Software.