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Media coverage


The Daily, March 3, 2011 Unspeakable Discourse Judy Lightfoot, Crosscut, Feb. 1, 2011 Crosscut Tout: ‘The Willard Suitcases: The Lives They Left Behind’ UW Today, Jan. 19, 2011 ‘Unspeakable’: Film, lecture series organized around ‘Suitcase’ exhibit



Darby Penney The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic Thursday February 3, 2011 6:00-8:00p.m. University of Washington Odegaard Library 220 Darby Penney is the curator of the exhibit and co-author, with Peter Stastny, of The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic (Bellevue Literary Press, 2008).  The exhibit […]

Film Series


University of Washington Odegaard Library, Room 220 Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m Presented by ASUW Student Disability Commission and UW Disability Studies Program Refreshments provided ____________________________________________________________________ Jan. 25 The Lynchburg Story:  Eugenic Sterilization in America Between 1927 and 1972, over 8,000 young people at the Lynchburg Colony for the Epileptic and Feebleminded in Virginia were forcibly sterilized. […]

Tuesday, February 8th, 3.30pm Venue: Meany 267 Course: Dance 266, Composition 2 Students from the Composition 2 course respond to the exhibition in the context of a performance integrating, movement, text and sound. The students are asked to experience the exhibition, research Willard and identify shared and universal concepts it addresses, which they develop into […]

Eli Clare


Writer, speaker and activist Eli Clare will be visiting the University of Washington for two public presentations and a lunch discussion with students and faculty. All events are free and open to the public. Sponsored and organized by ASUW Student Disability Commission, Women’s Action Commission, and Gay Bisexual Lesbian Transgender Commission; Disability Advocacy Student Alliance; […]

“Unspeakable: Disability History, Identity, and Rights” is a Winter 2011 series of lectures and films at the University of Washington in Odegaard Library, Room 220. “Unspeakable” is presented in conjunction with the traveling version of the Willard suitcase exhibit, “The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic,” which has been brought to […]