[Ssnet_list] UW Disability Studies Jan-Mar events and suitcases
jwoiak at u.washington.edu
Sun Jan 30 22:23:39 PST 2011
The Disability Studies Program and the Student Disability Commission at the University of Washington present:
“UNSPEAKABLE: DISABILITY HISTORY, IDENTITY, AND RIGHTS”
A film and lecture series held at UW’s Odegaard Library, Room 220, January – March 2011. All events free and open to the public.
For more information about the “Unspeakable” lectures and films, please go to http://uwdisability.wordpress.com or contact Joanne Woiak, UW Disability Studies Program, jwoiak at uw.edu.
The “Unspeakable” series is presented in conjunction with the Willard suitcase exhibit (http://www.suitcaseexhibit.org), “The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic,” the traveling version of which has been brought to Odegaard Library by Live Inclusive (http://liveinclusive.org). The exhibit is based on former patients’ belongings that were discovered during the closing of the Willard Psychiatric Center in 1995. The supporting programming for the exhibit includes the “Unspeakable” series of film screenings (Tuesdays 5:30p.m.) and lectures by scholars in disability studies, as well as weekly panel presentations (Thursdays 6:00p.m.) on personal stories and policy issues. All of these events will provide forums for conversations about perspectives on past and present disability issues.
HIGHLIGHT: Thurs. Feb. 3, 6-8p.m., in Odegaard 220, there will be a presentation and discussion with the exhibit curator Darby Penney.
UW co-sponsors of “Unspeakable”: Disability Studies Program; Norris & Dorothy Haring Center for Applied Research & Training in Education; Program on Values in Society; Department of History; Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity; Law, Societies, & Justice Program; Department of Political Science; Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies; Canadian Studies Center of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Comparative History of Ideas Program; Women Studies Department; Bothell Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences; DO-IT; Disability Advocacy Student Alliance; ASUW Student Disability Commission; ASUW Women’s Action Commission; ASUW Gay Bisexual Lesbian Transgender Commission.
All “Unspeakable” events will be held in Odegaard Library, Room 220, adjacent to the exhibit:
TUES JAN 25, 5:30 Film “Lynchburg Story: Eugenic Sterilization in America” (refreshments provided, all films sponsored by ASUW Student Disability Commission)
FRI JAN 28, 6:00 Eli Clare (writer and activist) “Yearning Towards Carrie Buck”
TUES FEB 1, 5:30 Film “If I Can’t Do It”
TUES FEB 8, 5:30 Film “Hurry Tomorrow”
THURS FEB 10, 6:00 Geoffrey Reaume (York University, Disability Studies) “Memorializing Mad People’s History: Preserving our Past through Archives and Activism”
MON FEB 14, 4:30 Philip Ferguson (Chapman University, Educational Studies) “The Doubting Dance: Contributions to a History of Parent/Professional Interactions in Early 20th Century America”
TUES FEB 15, 5:30 Film “In Our Care”
WED FEB 16, 5:30 Jennifer Stuber (University of Washington, Social Work) “Transforming the American Conversation about Mental Health.” This is event is co-hosted by the School of Social Work and Department of Communication. Registration required, go to http://socialwork.uw.edu.
TUES FEB 22, 5:30 Film “Unforgotten: 25 Years after Willowbrook”
TUES MAR 1, 6:00 Jeffrey Brune (Gallaudet University, History) “Blind Like Me: John Howard Griffin, Disability, and the Fluidity of Identity in Modern America”
MON MAR 7, 6:00 Licia Carlson (Providence College, Philosophy) “Gender, Disability, and the Dynamics of Institutionalization”
TUES MAR 15, 6:00 Joanne Woiak (University of Washington, Disability Studies) “Voices from the Washington Archives: Eugenics and Forced Sterilization in State Institutions”
Weekly Thursday 6:00-8:00p.m. events hosted by Live Inclusive, in Odegaard 220:
JAN 27 Opening reception
FEB 3 Darby Penney (exhibit curator) “The Lives They Left Behind”
FEB 10 Geoffrey Reaume (York University) “Memorializing Mad People’s History”
FEB 17 “What’s So Today,” panel and discussion
FEB 24 “What's So Today for Individuals,” personal stories presentation and discussion, sponsored by Alpha Supported Living Services and PROVAIL
MAR 3 “What's So Today in Community,” personal stories presentation and discussion, sponsored by Washington Initiative for Supported Employment
MAR 10 “Turning the Corner to the Future,” panel presentation, sponsored by Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council and Disability Rights Washington
MAR 17 “What’s The Future Hold - World Café”
TUES FEB 8, 3:30-4:20, “Collaborative Performance Response to the Willard Exhibit,” by Jurg Koch’s Dance 266 students, Meany Hall, studio 267
MAR 7-18 “Global Perspectives on Institutionalization,” poster presentations by LSJ/CHID/DIS ST 434 Civil and Human Rights for Disabled People students, Odegaard Library
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