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Pacific and Western Disability Studies: Critical Collaborations

William H. Gates Hall
Room 138
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

8:45 Registration 9:15 Welcome

9:30-10:30 Susan Schweik keynote, "A Feather in a Hurricane and the Law of Falling Bodies: Disability Research and the Politics of Storytelling”

10:45-12:30 “Cultivating and Connecting Resources” This panel aims to address the past, present, and future of disability studies in our region. We'll discuss developments at our educational institutions and consider how creating a consortium could facilitate collaboration, mentoring, and the growth of research and teaching in disability studies. Please join our panelists for a lively conversation: Elizabeth Wheeler of the University of Oregon, Susan Schweik of UC Berkeley, Sara Goering of the University of Washington, and Sushil Oswal of UW Tacoma.

12:30-2:00 Lunch provided for those who RSVP by May 15 at http://goo.gl/forms/qeQzGQlKdK

2:00-3:30 “Exploring Divergences and Convergences of Disability Studies, Disability Rights, and Disability Justice” The development and dynamism of disability studies is in many ways an outgrowth of concepts generated by the disability rights movement and its phenomenal historical successes. More recently, the term disability justice is often heard. What does disability justice connotate and where did this framework develop? What does it offer distinct from a disability rights perspective? Please join Seattle based activist-scholar Seema Bahl and artist-activist ET Russian in exploring these questions with Patty Berne, Co-Founder and Director of Sins Invalid, a disability justice based performance project on disability and sexuality.

Yakama Nation Summer Legal Fellow Program

William H. Gates Hall
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

12:30-1:20 Lunchtime Info Session
1:30-5:00 Interviews

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