Southwest Indiana AHEC co-sponsors “African Americans and the Disability Experience” exhibit

first_imgSouthwest Indiana AHEC Co-Sponsors “African Americans and the Disability Experience” ExhibitSouthwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (SWI-AHEC) is partnering with the Evansville African American Museum for a special exhibition, African Americans and the Disability Experience: From Colonial Times, Desegregation, Advocacy and Achievement, April 7-26 at the museum, located at 579 S. Garvin Street.The traveling exhibit is from the Museum of disABILITY History in Buffalo, New York, which is dedicated to advancing the understanding, acceptance and independence of people with disabilities. African Americans and the Disability Experience covers the first African slaves brought to colonial America, Brown v. Board, civil rights and medical accomplishments.A special “Fabulous First Friday” round table discussion will open the exhibit on Friday, April 7 from 6-7 p.m. Reservations are required for the April 7 opening. To RSVP, click here.Students enrolled at the University of Southern Indiana and members of the Evansville African American Museum receive free admission to the exhibit. Non-USI students are $1.50 and non-museum members are $5. Please show university/school identification at the museum ticket office.Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center began as a regional center in 2008, and it is hosted by USI in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. SWI-AHEC is part of a national network with a mission to improve health by leading the nation in the recruitment, training and retention of a diverse health workforce for underserved communities.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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