Adapt or Perish
The Women and Leadership Archives contributed material for Gallery 400’s new exhibition, Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today. On display through October 20, 2018, the exhibit tells the story of the disability rights movement through Chicago artists with disabilities. The Women and Leadership Archives supplied documents and artwork by Anna Stonum, a Chicago based artist and activist that suffered from Friedreich’s Ataxia. Stonum was deeply involved in disability rights activism. In the 1980s, she helped found the Chicago chapter of Americans Disabled for Accessible Public Transit (ADAPT), and later started her own graphic design company, Design for All. Anna also created the Adapt or Perish poster used in disability rights movements across the nation.
For more information regarding Anna Stonum, see the Anna Stonum Finding Aid at the Women and Leadership Archives website.