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Disability Studies scholar and activist Alison Kafer to visit KU Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Alison Kafer, author of Feminist Queer Crip (2013) will visit KU on Thursday, April 23, 2015, for two events:

3:30-5:00 Hall Center Disability Studies Seminar, downstairs conference room in the Hall Center for the Humanities. Faculty, graduate students, staff, and community members who work on or are interested in Disability Studies are invited. If you attend, please take the time to read, in advance, the significant new work that she has distributed for the Seminar discussion, entitled "Un/Safe Disclosures: Scenes of Disability and Trauma" (password "disability")

7:00 pm, "Crip Coalitions: Disability and Cross-Movement Politics: An Evening with Alison Kafer," Jayhawk Room, KU Union. All are invited to attend. Prof. Kafer will briefly present from her book, Feminist Queer Crip (2013) and then will be joined by local activists and advocates for a round-table discussion on the opportunities and challenges of coalition work. Please spread the word of this opportunity to interact with a leading scholar-activist who specializes in issues of coalition and intersectionality in theory and praxis. Co-sponsored by OMA, AbleHawks & Allies, Multicultural Education Fund, Hall Center Disability Studies Seminar, Dept. of American Studies, and See Saw Film Festival.

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