An Unfinished Journey and I AM

An Unfinished Journey and I AM

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota will host an opening reception for its newest public outreach installation in the lobby of the Diana E. Murphy U.S. Courthouse in downtown Minneapolis.

The installation will feature an educational exhibit “An Unfinished Journey: Civil Rights for People with Developmental Disabilities and the Role of the Federal Courts” and a juried art installation “I AM” by artists with developmental disabilities.

The reception will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, from 5:00-7:00 pm. This event is open to the public and will be family friendly. Light refreshments will be served. ASL interpreters will be provided.

A short program with remarks will begin at 5:30 p.m., including spoken word and music featuring performers with developmental disabilities. This event is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Minnesota Disability Bar Association, and MSS.

The I Am exhibition celebrates the diversity of the human experience. From individuals to large organizations, all of us benefit from a more inclusive, equitable world. By amplifying the voices of people with developmental disabilities, we acknowledge their expertise in their own creativity, experiences, ideas, and challenges. With this exhibition, our goal is to showcase and celebrate artists with disabilities living in Minnesota and foster education and understanding in the community as a whole.

Public viewing hours are 8am- 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

March 18 - May 10, 2024 - on view at the Diana E. Murphy U.S. Courthouse, 300 S. 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415. 

May 20 - July 12, 2024- on view at the Warren E. Burger Federal Building, 316 North Robert Street, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55101. 

The reception and exhibition are both free and open to the public. 

ASL interpretation will be provided for the reception program.

The accessible entrance is on 3rd Ave S, on the northwest side of the courthouse. 

Image: Right - Art credit: Dan Stallsworth 

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