Libraries reading group: Disability Visability

George Green Library - University Park
Wednesday 8th February 2023 (18:00-20:00)
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Cover of Disability Visibility: First-Person stories from the Twenty-First Century edited by Alice Wong

Join Libraries on Wednesday 8 February 2023 at 6pm for our next reading group event. This time we will be discussing Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, an anthology of personal essays by disabled people, edited by Alice Wong.

Libraries have a limited number of copies of Disability Visibility to giveaway to students who sign up for the event. Sign up quick and let us know on the form if you would like a copy.

A copy of the young adult version is also available in Hallward Library. You can request it online via NUsearch for delivery to your preferred library.

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About Disability Visibility

From Penguin Randomhouse

"One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

From Harriet McBryde Johnson’s account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love."

About Alice Wong

Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, writer, media maker, and consultant based in San Francisco and the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project.

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