Access as Aesthetic: Disability in the Arts - In this conversation with Alice Sheppard and Lauren Henschel on arts, accessibility, and intersectionality, we hope to move beyond the subject of how to make the arts accessible to people with disabilities. Rather, we are interested in discussing how the idea of access informs artistic practice and creative process. We also hope to explore how the many dimensions of identity active in artmaking shape the aesthetic and experience of art. Date/time: Wed., June 30, 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Register for Zoom webinar here: http://tiny.cc/AccessAesthetic ASL interpretation and live captioning will be provided. Image description: two images, one of a light-skinned Black women sitting in a wheelchair with her arms raised above her head, against a white background. The second image is of a white woman (Lauren Henschel) holding a camera in front of her face, while standing in a wooded area.

Access as Aesthetic: Disability and Intersectionality in the Arts

In this conversation with Alice Sheppard and Lauren Henschel on arts, accessibility, and intersectionality, we hope to move beyond the subject of how to make the arts accessible to people with disabilities. Rather, we are interested in discussing how the idea of access informs artistic practice and creative process. We also hope to explore how[…]

[Photo: Black and white image of a young East Asian person with glasses smiling and laughing, looking slightly away from the camera. Photo by Colin Pieters.]

From Collapse, Trauma, Crisis, and Ruin, We Rise: Where the Neurodiversity Movement Meets Disability Justice

A Zoom webinar featuring Lydia X. Z. Brown    Talk title: “From Collapse, Trauma, Crisis, and Ruin, We Rise: Where the Neurodiversity Movement Meets Disability Justice”   Description: Neurodivergent, crip, mad, and disabled people’s lives and communities are marked by constant trauma and the specter of violence. Our movements – the self-advocacy movement, neurodiversity movement,[…]

Running Disability Studies and Health Humanities Programs

A roundtable discussion on health humanities and disability studies programs at universities, featuring Jonathan Metzl and Aimi Hamraie (Vanderbilt), Margaret Price (Ohio State), Erin Gentry Lamb (Case Western). A discussion via Zoom. Please register with this link: http://tiny.cc/HealthHumanities Accessibility info: Captioning provided, and ASL interpretation provided upon request. This event is supported with funding from[…]

Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition by Liat Ben-Moshe - Book Talk - Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 - 12pm-1:30pm EST - register for Zoom link - http://tiny.cc/Decarcerate *Captioning and ASL Interpretation provided* - image of concentric circles breaking open on one side - next to image of the author/speaker, Liat Ben-Moshe, a white woman smiling and sitting in a wheel chair

Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition

A talk by Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe on her new book, Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition, followed by discussion with participants.

Liat Ben-Moshe is an activist-scholar-educator-researcher working at the intersection of incarceration, decarceration, abolition and disability/madness. Her work aims to expand what counts as incarceration to include all carceral locales (including residential institutions for people with intellectual disabilities, psych facilities and prisons/jails) and to connect deinstitutionalization, disability and mad movements to prison abolition activism through an intersectional lens.

Health Humanities and COVID-19, an interview with Bryan Rusch

By: Arthi Kozhumam My life requires a lot of accommodations and advocacy and getting help, that’s just the nature of disability. In a situation like this, where I feel familiar, it’s my turn to advocate for and accommodate others. It’s about having people with you and in spirit that I think is one of the[…]