Building a World that Includes Disability
11th Annual Paul Lyons Memorial Lecture
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 6 p.m. on Zoom: https://stockton.zoom.us/j/91583137744? (Passcode: 881057)
Featuring Professor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson on “Building a World that Includes Disability”
What would a world be like if it fully welcomed and included people with disabilities? How could we build that world to share and live in together? Why would that be a better world for all of us? This presentation shows how the new field of disability studies addresses these questions by bringing forward the history, culture, politics, aesthetics, and ethics of disability and people living with disabilities.
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is a professor of English and bioethics at Emory University. Her work in critical disability studies and health humanities brings disability culture, ethics and justice to a broad range of institutions and communities. She is co-editor of About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of The New York Times and the author of Staring: How We Look and several other books.
This lecture is sponsored by Master of Arts in American Studies, Disability Studies, Paul Lyons Memorial Foundation, School of Arts and Humanities, Stockton Center on Successful Aging, Historical Studies, Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Literature, Sociology/Anthropology, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.