Access Living Presents
Curricular Cripistemologies, Or, Every Child Left Behind
115 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
Talk by David T. Mitchell, The George Washington University
Through developing educational content, Disability Studies can help restore an understanding of disability as historically pervasive, trans-national in scope, and culturally significant to the ways in which populations imagine themselves. As a pedagogical approach, Disability Studies offers up ways of legitimating the lives of those occupying peripheral embodiments - alternative, non-normative modes of being-in-the-world.
David Mitchell and his partner Sharon Snyder co-authored four books and more than 30 essays on various aspects of disability culture, art, education, and history. In the mid-1990s they founded the independent production company, Brace Yourselves Productions, and are the creators of 4 award winning documentary films.
Sign language interpretation and personal assistance will be provided.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency; This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.