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Student Art Show, “Unmasking Stigma: Ableism & Ability Through Student Art,” November 8 - 27, 2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Vassar students use art to display and express their experience with different abilities with “Unmasking Stigma: Ableism & Ability Through Student Art,” a student art show, which will be on view in the Old Bookstore from November 8 – 27. The show is free and open to the public.

An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, November 8th at 5:30 pm.

The purpose of this exhibition is to raise awareness of ableism, address the unique challenges people with different abilities face, and bring light to the intersection of ability and other aspects of identity.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Health Education, Office for Accessibility and Educational Opportunity, and the Disability Rights Coalition.

Vassar College strives to make its events, performances, and facilities accessible to all. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the Office of Campus Activities at least 48 hours in advance of an event, Mondays-Fridays, at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space/and or assistance may not be available. For detailed information about accessibility to specific campus facilities, search for “campus accessibility information” on the Vassar homepage (

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Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, October 5, 2017