Fall 2019

September 2019

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

September 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 20 Cooper Sq, 7th Floor, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States + Google Map

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…Find out more »

October 2019

Book Launch and Discussion: Bodyminds Reimagined

October 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 8th Floor Commons, 239 Greene Street
New York, NY 10003 United States + Google Map

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…Find out more »

Touch This Page @ NYU Bobst: opening reception

October 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 70 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012, 70 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012 United States + Google Map

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…Find out more »

Screening Disabilities

October 19, 2019 @ 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.…Find out more »

December 2019

Radical Visibility: Sky Cubacub of Rebirth Garments

December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 16 Cooper Square, Studio, 16 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003 United States + Google Map

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…Find out more »

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