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Representations of Disability in Popular Culture

October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Representations of Disability in Popular Culture

Join the Humanities Institute at the University of South Florida for an online conversation with disabled activist, writer, media maker, and consultant, Alice Wong. Wong will discuss her work to amplify disabled voices through the “Disability Visibility Project” which contains dozens of oral histories, articles, visual art, books, podcasts, and other resources. She will explain her work as a scholar and activist with particular focus on discrimination, the intersection of disability and race, as well as unique cultural and social challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event is free and open to the public. Event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams (http://ow.ly/3sUh50FUkN4). A Teams account is not required if accessed on a web browser as a guest. ASL interpreters and captioning will be provided for the live event. A recording and transcript will be posted online for 1 week after the event at www.humanities-institute.usf.edu. For questions or accommodations, email Jade V. at [email protected].

This program is funded in part through a Humanities Centers Grant from Florida Humanities in partnership with the University of South Florida’s Humanities Institute.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm -
October 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

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Presenter Information:
Alice Wong, disabled activist, writer, media maker, and consultant Adam Davidson, Adjunct Faculty at the University of South Florida Judy Genshaft Honors College
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
Virtual/Online
Event Registration Link:
Click here to register

Event Contact:

Jade von Werder
Phone:
(813) 974-2913
Email:
jvonwerder@usf.edu

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