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December 2019

Radical Visibility: Sky Cubacub of Rebirth Garments

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
16 Cooper Square, Studio, 16 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003 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.

**Venue update: 16 Cooper Square, Studio, Center for Ballet and the Arts** PERFORMANCE followed by DISCUSSION facilitated by Prof. Kevin Gotkin, NYU MCC & DANT Instead of a typical stoic runway, Rebirth Garments hosts fashion performances that feature local models of all sizes and ages who identify as Queer and/ or Crip including apparent and non-apparent disabilities/ disorders all dancing in custom garments designed specifically to serve their physical and social needs. Through dancing, models show how the garments help…

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October 2019

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 faye.ginsburg@nyu.edu for information.…

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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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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 (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 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…

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September 2019

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

September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
20 Cooper Sq, 7th Floor, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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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 - 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…

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April 2019

Launch Party: Crip Technoscience

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
8th Floor Commons, 239 Greene Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Image is of wheelchair handles with cover made with lots of punk style spike studs.

  239 Greene Street, 8th Floor Commons Celebrate a new special issue of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience with editors Kelly Fritsch, Aimi Hamraie, Mara Mills, and David Serlin and authors Kevin Gotkin and Alice Sheppard. Crip Technoscience brings critical feminist perspectives to the study of disability, science, and technology, offering interventions into political debates related to emerging technologies, treatments, and practices of access, design, health, and enhancement. Co-sponsor: NYU Department of Media, Culture and Communication RSVP here

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Screening and Discussion: TALKING HANDS

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
25 Waverly Place, 25 Waverly Place
New York, NY United States
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Black and white photograph of a girl playing with an abacus

Presented by the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture: TALKING HANDS (dir. Emanuel Almborg, 2016), 48 min - screening + director in conversation with Mara Mills   WHEN: Monday 22 April 2019, 6:30pm WHERE: Kriser Room, 25 Waverly Place Free and open to the public "We see and hear through the eyes and ears of our friends, all people, the entire human race." TALKING HANDS is a film about a pioneering school for deaf-blind children. Established in 1963 in Zaborsk, north of Moscow, it was known as the "synchrophasotron…

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Screening and Discussion: GURRUMUL

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
721 Broadway, Room 006, 721 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Photo of blind Indigenous Australian musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu performing with guitar and back-up band.

  (2017, 93 min., Paul Damien Williams, Australia, Yolngu) Wednesday, April 3, 5-7 PM, 721 Broadway, Tisch School of the Arts, Room 006 Discussion with Director Paul Damien Williams & Faye Ginsburg Born blind, the late Indigenous Australian musician and Yolngu elder Gurrumul Yunupingu, was celebrated at home and abroad, straddling Aboriginal and global worlds in this extraordinary documentary chronicling his life. Screening provides Audio Description (AD) and Open Captions (OC) Co-Sponsors: Anthropology; Center for Media, Culture & History; NYU…

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March 2019

Audio Description for Dance: Lessons from Paramodernities

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
20 Cooper Sq, 7th Floor, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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A male dancer wearing a black leotard leaps to the left. To the foreground, on the right, a woman sits on a box with her back towards us, facing toward the dancer.

20 Cooper Square, Room 222 Lunch provided; vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available. Join us for a lunchtime conversation between Georgina Kleege, Netta Yerushalmy, Mara Mills, David Linton, and Mary Murphy about their experience describing George Balanchine's abstract modernist ballet, Agon, for both blind and sighted audiences. Their response to Agon is part of the Paramodernities series at New York Live Arts March 14-17th. About Paramodernities: After over three years of research, development, and multiple performances nationwide, the complete six-part Paramodernities series comes to New York. The run is March 14th-17th @ New…

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Collective Strategies for Reparative Care: A Panel Discussion

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
efa project space, 323 West 39th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
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  Presented in Collaboration with the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts EFA Project Space | 323 West 39th Street 2nd Floor NY, NY 10018 Collective Strategies for Reparative Care: A panel discussion with Ted Kerr (writer and organizer, What Would an HIV Doula Do?), Lana Lin (filmmaker, scholar, author of Freud’s Jaw and Other Lost Objects: Fractured Subjectivity in the Face of Cancer, 2017), Kevin Gotkin (artist, activist, and professor), and OlaRonke Akinmowo (creator, The Free Black Women’s Library). A reception will follow the event. More info

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