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What If? Imagining Accessibility

What if our world was different?

Location

The Commons : Women's Center

Date & Time

December 2, 2021, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Description

“What if we could imagine an accessible world?”  On Thursday, December 2nd, from 12-1:30pm, join QPOC in a discussion of race, disability, and building an accessible future!  Before the event, we invite you to listen to an episode of the podcast POWER NOT PITY, hosted and produced by Bri. M, to spark the conversation.  Episode 3: What If? feat. Rivers Solomon asks:  


“What if we could imagine an accessible world? In this episode, Rivers Solomon, author of an Unkindness of Ghosts, discusses what an accessible future could look like.  Rivers Solomon is a dyke, a Trekkie, a wannabe cyborg queen, a trash princex, a communist, a butch, a femme, a feminist, a she-beast, a rootworker, a mother, a daughter, a diabetic, and a refugee of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Rivers' debut novel, AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS—pitched as ‘a science fiction meditation on trans-generational trauma, race, and identity’. It has been described as ‘a breathtaking science fiction debut from a worthy successor to Octavia Butler.’”   


This event is open to everyone, however, we ask that you respect that this space will be prioritizing the voices and needs of disabled people of color.  


Like in the podcast, we ask you to reflect on: “What is your disabled power?” and/or, “How can I work to dismantle ableism in myself and in the people and world around me?” 


*For more information or to request accommodations, please email us at womenscenter@umbc.edu or call us at 410-455-2714*


If you would like to attend this event virtually, please fill out our "What If" Virtual Attendance Option Form


Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/rib-temu-wpv Or dial: (US) +1 530-453-9093 PIN: 721 474 703#

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