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Pacific and Western Disability Studies Symposium: Connecting Disability Studies, Disability Justice, and Disability Arts

Thursday, May 21, 2015 to Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 4:00-6:30pm, Kane Hall, Room 225
Disability Culture and Arts
4:00 Music by Mindie Lind
4:30 Talk by Riva Lehrer, “When Pain Eats the Picture: Portraiture, Disability, and the Ethics of Power”
5:30 Reception

Friday, May 22, 9:00am-4:00pm, William H. Gates School of Law, Room 138
Critical Collaborations
9:00 Welcome
9:30 Keynote by Susan Schweik (UC Berkeley), "A Feather in a Hurricane and the Law of Falling Bodies: Disability Research and the Politics of Storytelling”
10:45 “Cultivating and Connecting Resources,” with Elizabeth Wheeler (University of Oregon), Sara Goering (UW), Susan Schweik
12:30 Lunch
2:00-3:30 “At the Intersections: Exploring Divergences and Convergences of Disability Studies, Disability Rights, and Disability Justice,” with Patty Berne (UC Berkeley and director of Sins Invalid), facilitated by ET Russian (UW) and Seema Bahl (Bellevue College)

Saturday, May
23, 2:00-4:00pm, UW location TBA
Disability Justice
Patty Berne, “Re-envisioning the Revolutionary Body: Centering Disability and Embodiment within Social Justice”

An RSVP is required for lunch on Friday May 22.  We request that you RSVP for the other events.  We’re also seeking volunteers to help out with all events.  Use this form by May 15th to RSVP and volunteer: 

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