Drawing on what they have learned about challenging stereotypes and the interaction between art and activism, students will brainstorm, plan and take steps toward carrying out plans they can make in their daily lives to work toward social justice for people with physical disabilities.
Learning about local activism empowers students by helping them understand the wide variety of possibilities for affecting change, beginning in their own communities. This lesson introduces students to a movement for disability rights that integrated visual arts and community activism.
The four lessons in this series focus on public design and accessibility. Students will learn about the interaction between art and activism. They will use language and literacy skills to understand what ableism is and why it is important.