Disability and Change III
Meaningful Lives, Multiple Roles
The third annual Disability and Change symposium
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Temple University Main Campus
1755 North 13th Street
Student Center South, Room 200
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Directions and parking: www.temple.edu/maps-and-directions
Real-time captioning will be provided. Access Room 200 by the main elevators in the lobby of the Student Center South.
Goal: To create conversation that transcends any one-dimensional depiction of people with disabilities, and foregrounds the multidimensional lives of our speakers—as writers, educators, performers, and advocates.
(Attend for the entire day OR for select speakers)
- 9:00 AM
- 10:00 AM
Celia S. Feinstein and Amy S. Goldman, Co-Executive Directors, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
Dr. Michael W. Smith, Associate Dean, College of Education, Temple University
- 10 - 10:50 AM
Student Voices on Disability and Change
Temple students discuss the impact of disability in their lives.
- 11 - 11:50 AM
Dr. Julia Watts Belser, Professor of Theology, Georgetown University
Disability and the Arts of Knowing
Bringing a queer feminist sensibility to ancient Jewish texts and contemporary disability culture, this talk explores the politics and poetics of disability experience-and considers how disability can serve as a vibrant, sensuous source of embodied knowledge.
- 12:00 PM
LUNCH (on your own)
- 1 - 1:50 PM
Scherrone Dunhamn, Workforce Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor
National Black Disability Coalition
Equitable Access & Connections of the Spirit: The Resources That Shape Our Lives
Financial resources can provide many necessary types of care: physical, psychological, and occupational-and all people with disabilities need an equitable way to gain access to them. Many other types of resources- friends, neighbors, community-are also crucial to our lives. These non-monetary resources keep the spirit in life.
- 2 - 2:50 PM
Dr. Christina Crosby, Professor of English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Wesleyan University
Writing in the Interval: To Make Life Anew
After a cycling accident left her quadriplegic at age 50, Christina Crosby was faced with beginning a new life in/with/as a profoundly transformed body. She will read from A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain, a memoir that explores the current of grief that tugs at her every day, and her long and continuing struggle to create what the philosopher Judith Butler calls a "livable life."
- 3 - 3:50 PM
Panel Discussion: Julia Watts Belser, Scherrone Dunhamn, Christina Crosby
Moderator: Carmen Phelps, Director of Student Engagement, IDEAL
Temple University co-sponsors
Disability Resources and Services
The Center for Humanities
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Religion
Jewish Studies Program
Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
First-Year Writing Program
Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Must be requested by March 9.