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February 2018

  • 2-1 Eye to Eye presents the annual Share Your Story Night!

    Morgan S254 (to find Morgan, use Temple Route )

    Come join Temple Eye to Eye's Share Your Story Night and listen to rock star students and professors who own up to their ADHD/learning disabilities and are transcending the stigma behind learning disabilities.

    Both non-members and members are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
    Food and refreshments will be provided!

  • 2-4 Waiting for Rain, final performances

    Randall Theater at Temple University, 2020 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

    Accessibility Night is Friday, February 2 at 7:30 PM; accomodations for the performance: ASL Interpretation, Audio Description, Sensory Friendly Seating and Wheelchair Accessible Seating (wheelchair accessible seating available for all performances, with notice).

    The play depicts a relationship between a man and a woman, both with disabilities. Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Amy Blumberg. Authentic casting.

    Tickets and more information about Waiting for Rain. Temple Theaters Box Office: 215-204-1122.

  • 2-27 Body Talk

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    6 PM - 7:30 PM

    Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200BC

    Join the Wellness Resource Center in facilitating "Body Talk," a dialogue addressing the misconceptions and stigma surrounding eating disorders! The panel will also explore the role of advocacy and the body positive movement within the larger context of our culture and society. The featured panelists have a wealth of experience across many different disciplines and attendees will have the opportunity ask the panelists their own questions about eating disorders and body positivity! Body Talk is a National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week event.

March 2018

April 2018

  • 4-20 Assistive Technology Expo

    Friday, April 20, 2018
    1:30 - 3:30 pm

    Lower lobby of the Gittis Student Center, Temple Main Campus.
    Sponsored by THRC 2203 Assistive Technology in Recreation class.

February 2019

  • 2-6 Petra Kuppers: A field report from The Asylum Project.

    February 6, 2019
    5:30 - 7 PM

    CHAT Lounge, 10th floor, Gladfelter Hall, Temple University

    Hosted by: The Institute of Dance Studies Colloquium
    Dance Studies Colloquium is streamed live and archived.

    The Dance Studies Colloquium is a dynamic interactive speaker series designed to facilitate a dialogue about emerging topics and issues related to dance. It brings together artists and scholars to explore how we assimilate ideas and events and our resulting actions within the field of dance.

    Petra Kuppers and The Asylum Project offers a performance response to some of the methodological challenges emerging from mad studies, disability culture, somatic writing practice, women of color feminism, and queer/feminist embodied art heritages. It centers non-mainstream experiences of space and safety, in movement practices at Bedlam/Royal Bethlem Hospital in the UK, at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, in a community dance workshop in Detroit, and at Movement Research in NYC. How can we witness and amplify histories of intersected violence and emergent forms of healing? In community performance practices, we address the infrastructures and interdependencies that allow us to move together, and we reach out to who is not with us in the room. We ask: where is asylum?

    Photo: Petra KuppersAbout Petra. Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community artist, and a Professor of English, Theatre and Dance, and Women’s Studies. Her current research work focuses on her creative practice: after writing a number of recent books, she is looking (again) at other ways of producing and playing with knowledge. Prof. Kuppers is interested in creative methodologies and their place in university-level research, and has organized a number of events (for instance, The Anarcha Symposium, part of what is now where she encourages both artists and non-artists to work together using performance and poetic approaches to meaning and knowledge. Thematically, her work encompasses disability studies, performance studies, critical theory and poetics, medical humanities, and the general fields of arts and expression, arts and health, and arts and community building.

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