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Book Discussions: Not Just a #Hashtag: January, 2021: Disability Visibility
"With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian Maysoon Zayid takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled." January 3, 2014
Ricardo Thornton survived the notorious Forest Haven institution (outside of Washington, DC), a place he describes as a prison for people with intellectual disabilities. The residents were routinely hosed down, drugged and dressed only in diapers or sheets. Through the courage and skills that Ricardo developed through being a Special Olympics athlete, he helped shut down Forest Haven and went on to prove that people with intellectual disabilities can live lives full of love and leadership. October 4, 2018
In her talk, Sheppard calls into question what we mean by virtuosity when we talk about disabled dancers and dance. Instead of assessing the dancer's body, she considers the importance of beauty, disability history, and the world of disability arts and culture. The lecture includes a performance of two solo works. 3/23/2014
Tune into a joyful hour where Claudia Alick and adrienne maree brown explore the intersection of disability justice, pleasure and liberation. Come for the real talk on activism, pleasure and disability. Hosted by Disability Visibility Project + Integrated Community Services.
This webinar is co-organized by the Disability Visibility Project and the Longmore Institute on Disability. Join us for a conversation about disability studies with two scholars: Dr. Subini Annamma, Associate Professor of Education, Stanford University, and Dr. Catherine Kudlick, Professor of History and Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, San Francisco State University, moderated by Alice Wong, Editor of Disability Visibility. December 16, 2020
"Disability studies is an interdisciplinary field that looks at disability from multiple perspectives and approaches. Sami is the author of Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction and Subini is the author of The Pedagogy of Pathologization: Dis/abled Girls of Color in the School-prison Nexus. Both Subini and Sami will talk about their experiences writing their books, the future of disability studies, and what excites them about teaching and generating knowledge as academics." March 10, 2019
A conversation about disability justice with Patty Berne, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, and Alice Wong; moderated by Yomi Wrong. Patty and Leah are contributors in Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, a new anthology edited by Alice. November 20, 2020
Join this book talk for a conversation with Alice Wong, editor of a new anthology featuring 37 disabled people, Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century. November 9, 2020 | Hosted by ICPSR, University of Michigan
On the heels of Woodstock, a group of teen campers are inspired to join the fight for disability civil rights. This spirited look at grassroots activism is executive produced by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. (Made available for free by Netflix) Duration: 106m42s