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Living with Disability – “About Us” and “Far from the Tree”

September 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In collaboration with the New York Times.

Book launch | About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times

Film screening | Far from the Tree

A person in a wheelchair on the ground faces away from the camera and lifts up dancer Alice Sheppard, also a wheelchair user, in the air. Sheppard faces towards the camera, her eyes turned slightly away. In the background, through large windows, there is a cityscape and river

– 5 p.m. // Book launch of About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times, with editor and contributor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson and New York Times series and book editor Peter Catapano, contributor and preface author Andrew Solomon, and contributors Alice Sheppard and Rachel Kolb. 

– 6 p.m. // Screening and discussion of Andrew Solomon’s award-winning film, Far From the Tree, followed by talk-back with Andrew, documentary directors Jamila Ephron and Rachel Dretzin, and film protagonists disability advocate Emily Kingsley, her disability activist Down Syndrome adult son Jason Kingsley, and his roomates Yaniv Gorodischer and Ray Frost.

Reception to follow.

20 Cooper Square is wheelchair accessible. CART provided. For other access needs, please indicate in your RSVP, or email emily.rogers@nyu.edu. 

Co-sponsored by: The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute; The Center for Media, Culture and History; and Liveright Publishing Corporation. With generous support from: GSAS Dean Phillip Brian Harper and the Graduate School of Arts & Science; FAS Dean for the Humanities Carolyn Dinshaw, Dean for the Humanities; and FAS Dean for Social Sciences David Stasavage.


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September 12, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


NYU Center for Disability Studies


20 Cooper Sq, 7th Floor
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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