At the same time, that the Vietnam War moratorium marches were on the nightly news, so too was a less well-known community movement making their voices heard. The Campaign for Disability Rights was a long struggle, over many decades, by Australians living with a disability calling for equal human, economic and social rights. This exhibition Grassroots Democracy: The Campaign for Disability Rights is a conversation starter. We explore just some of the many events and people behind this large movement. There are many, many others who have also contributed.
Katie Ball was a significant campaigner of the 1990s who was "sexy, disabled and proud."
With thanks to all the people who provided information and photographs, searching through their own personal collections to share this story with you.
With thanks to the photographers and film makers: Belinda Mason, Aldona Kmiec, Margherita Coppolino, Leon Woods, Rennie Ellis and Sarah Barton.
With thanks to the State Library of Victoria for their digitalisation program.