Atlantis Community, Inc. needs your help!
We are currently developing a new, groundbreakingly accessible disability rights history museum.
In 2018, Atlantis left its programming and office space of many years. In 2020, we will be moving to a new location! Below is a preview.
In our old space, for years and years, we gave countless disability rights history tours to our visitors. This was our glorious, grassroots, homemade museum. By providing tours through the space featuring hundreds and hundreds of articles and photographs, we have introduced hundreds and hundreds of people with and without significant disabilities to the ongoing fight for disability rights.
Many visitors have described a shift in their perspectives after experiencing this unique, living and growing exhibit. It empowers those who may have felt excluded, powerless, less capable. It demonstrates that any group of passionate individuals on a mission can set on a path to change the world.
A disability rights activist in support of the passage of the ADA
ADAPT protester in support of community-based living
1980 Atlantis demonstration in Denver advocating for curb cuts for people who use wheelchairs
We’re just getting started, though! Next year, Atlantis will move in to our new space right where the old one stood. We will be on the first floor of a multi-phase apartment complex featuring accessible and affordable housing!
And we will continue sharing the essential stories that have led to progress for all people with disabilities.
But, we need your support to revamp our museum.
To make it more accessible for all.
To preserve it for local and international visitors.
To continue its unique, life-altering education.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
Atlantis has already raised over $50,000 from grants and generous individual donations. We need to raise another $50,000 for:
- Large print, tactile, and Braille letters from quotations from hundreds of news publications
- We are trying to be the most accessible exhibit you or anyone else has ever visited!
- Tactile photographic enlargements
- We’re getting help from Truls Nord, an artist who uses a unique technique to create photographs for people who are blind or low vision to enjoy through touch. Check out his TEDTalk.
- Frames for a colorful T-shirt wall displaying ADAPT t-shirts from different actions
- A unique, large timeline on disability in society
- Large photos of historic photographs and newspaper articles
- Our old ones are hard to see and some are too fragile to display.
- Self-guided audio tour technology
- The display of panels from our previous museum so we can continue the grassroots history that is core to our community.
We advocate for policies that support civil rights of people with disabilities. Disabilities are not tragedies. They are part of the human experience and we should be proud of who we are.
But people with disabilities, all across the world, continue to experience discrimination, isolation, and stigma. The fight continues.
- Donors who support the campaign with $25 or more before 8/31/2019 will be permanently recognized in The Atlantis Museum. If you would like to remain anonymous, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRONZE – A donation of $25 or more.
SILVER – A donation of $50 or more.
GOLD – A donation of $75 or more.
ROSE GOLD – A donation of $100 or more.
Atlantis Community, Inc. has partnered with ColoradoGives.org to support its giving campaign. If you wish to donate through their website instead, you may do so here.
THANK YOU TO OUR PREVIOUS SUPPORTERS
Atlantis Community, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, was created out of the revolution that was the disability rights movement ignited in the 1970s. We are unique because we:
- Provide services for free to those who have a significant disability to live as independently as possible.
- Are a real community!
- Over half of our board and staff have disabilities.
- Practice what we preach.
- We are not a case management agency. Instead, we work with people and give them new tools, encouragement, and lived experience to accomplish their individualized goals.
- Are cross-disability
- That is, we work with people who are have any kind of significant disability or with multiple disabilities
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