Join us for our new series! Stories for Survivability: How we Talk about Disability Ethics and Why it Matters. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Professor of English at Emory University) presents as the first of four speakers in this series, supported by the Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund.
Zoom registration HERE: https://uncc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlde6grT8qH9yGabOP6ajSCC2rimZNXDD4
Even as disability has many meanings and contexts, narratives about disability are often narrow, reducing to celebrations of individual heroism or laments about lost experiences. These reductive stories fail to do justice either to the experiences of disabled individuals or the structural conditions of their lives. But if stories about disability can narrow our understanding, they can also expand them, creating strategies both to imagine this world and to move toward a more just one. This is a series of conversations about the stories we tell about disability, and how constructing new, overlapping stories helps us to imagine a more inclusive, survivable world.
Spring speakers include: Joel Michael Reynolds, Kim Q. Hall and Ashley Shew.