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October 2019

Book Launch and Discussion: Bodyminds Reimagined

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
8th Floor Commons, 239 Greene Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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An image of author Sami Schalk who is smiling and wearing bright lipstick and glasses, against a white brick wall.

Join us in celebration of Dr. Sami Schalk's Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction. The book traces how black women's speculative fiction complicates the understanding of bodyminds—the intertwinement of the mental and the physical—in the context of race, gender, and (dis)ability. Bridging black feminist theory with disability studies, Schalk demonstrates that this genre's political potential lies in the authors' creation of bodyminds that transcend reality's limitations. A reception will follow. Co-sponsored by: The Center for the Study…

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Touch This Page @ NYU Bobst: opening reception

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
70 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012, 70 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Touch This Page Thursday, October 10th, 4pm to 5:30pm | NYU Bobst Library TOUR + RECEPTION 4-5:30pm, Mamdouha Bobst Gallery, 70 Washington Square South EXHIBITION runs the month of October, Bobst Library Atrium. “Touch This Page! Making Sense of the Ways We Read” is an exhibition about multisensory experiences of reading. Its central objects are 3D replicas from historical books for blind and low-vision readers printed between 1830 and 1910. The exhibition, co-directed by Sari Altschuler (Northeastern University) and David…

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Screening Disabilities

October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Screening Disabilities: When I Walk & When We Walk with Margaret Mead Film Festival, American Museum of Natural History, 79th and Central Park West.  Two films by Jason DaSilva: 12:30pm When I Walk (2013, 85 mins) / 2:30pm When We Walk (2019, 78 min)  Documentaries by filmmaker/disability activist Jason DaSilva reveal the possibilities and politics of living with disability. Talkback with director DaSilva.  Tickets* here *NYU students, professors and staff are entitled to a discounted ticket. Contact for information.…

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December 2019

Radical Visibility: Sky Cubacub of Rebirth Garments

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kimmel 802, 60 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Three people against gray wall. Sky Cubacub on the left wears pink and blue scalemaille headpiece, chainmaille crop top with shoulder and reflective clear/white scalemaille details and sleeveless bodysuit colorblocked with neon colors and black-and-white triangle pattern with handmade wrestling boots in silver and turquoise. Alice Wong of the Disability Visibility Project is sitting in power wheelchair in middle and has a knit pink hat, using a ventilator, and black-and-white zigzag leggings with the seams on the outside, hooded cape with teal and orange colorblocking. Nina Litoff on far right kneels down, wearing a black chainmaille chestpiece with a black sheer tank dress with a chevron piece over their chest and a black and silver holo skirt under. All three wear colorful makeup and look directly at the camera.

  Sky Cubacub is a non-binary queer and disabled Filipinx human from Chicago, IL. Their clothing line, Rebirth Garments, challenges mainstream beauty standards through centering queer and disabled people of all sizes, ethnicities and ages. They maintain the notion of Radical Visibility,  a celebratory resistance, highlighting the parts of us that society typically shuns, a movement based on claiming our bodies; through the use of bright colors, exuberant fabrics and innovative designs, they refuse to assimilate and are spearheading a…

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