Civic Center
San Francisco, California 94102

Date: Monday, August 20, 2007
(All day or non-timed event)

Location: San Francisco Public Library

Raising the Bar: New Horizons in Disability Sports

Raising the Bar is a traveling photographic exhibition based on the companion book by the same title. It is an intimate portrayal of the international para-athletic community: individuals with disabilities who compete in a wide panoply of events from fencing to boccia, shot put to downhill slalom, cycling to equestrian events, swimming and wheelchair tennis to sitting volleyball and sailing. From the first international games in 1952 at Stoke Mandeville to today’s newly high-profile Paralympic events, the athletes who strive for excellence against physical challenges and social stigma are true pioneers. They bring new depth and dignity to the human effort to succeed and excel against hostile odds. With striking images taken by award-winning international photographers, the exhibition is a paean to diversity in many aspects: sport, disability, nationality and gender.

Location: Lower Level, Jewett Gallery

Helpful Information: An opening reception will be held Saturday, July 14 at 2:00pm in the Koret Auditorium.

Time: Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm, Monday 10:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm, Friday 12:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm

(415) 557-4400
Email: [email protected]

San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco

Civic Center

Ticket Info
Free Admission

Location Details

San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco CA

Added by bayareacritic on August 20, 2007

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