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Postponed: Becoming Disabled Book Launch
February 23, 7:00 pm-8:00 pmFree
Note: This event is postponed. Please check back for rescheduling information.
In Becoming Disabled: Forging a Disability View of the World, Jan Doolittle Wilson describes how becoming disabled is to forge a new consciousness, one that challenges ableist discourses and systems and creates alternative meanings that understand disability as a valuable human variation. Using an autoethnographic approach, as well as multiple first-person accounts from disabled writers, artists and scholars, Wilson critiques the disabling impact of language, media, medical practices, educational systems, neoliberalism, mothering ideals and other systemic barriers. From her own disability view of the world, she demonstrates the value of human interdependency and the necessity of social supports for individual flourishing and happiness. And she offers a powerful vision of a society in which all forms of human diversity are included and celebrated and one in which we are better able to care for ourselves and each other.
Please join us for a book launch to celebrate Becoming Disabled: Forging a Disability View of the World. This event is free and open to the public.