The Somerville Arts Council has made plans to discriminate against residents with disabilities again. This Federally-funded (National Endowment for the Arts), State-funded (Massachusetts Cultural Council) and local-funded Somerville cultural council will again hold it’s annual indoor picnic at the wholly-inaccessible Somerville Museum, on March 30th.
It’s not like the City planners and deciders don’t realize this is against the law- and more importantly: really, truly unwelcoming, insulting and demoralizing for people who don’t use stairs.
It’s like this: they just don’t care, with impunity.
The Somerville Museum owners, by the way, like to claim that the Museum is ”a reflection of this community’s diversity.”
They state that the Museum is located in the “literal… heart of Somerville’s residential neighborhoods.”
I’m not sensing any heartfelt opportunities here. What about you?