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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Soma Land: Water-Based Movement and Disability Culture: Chicago :Nov. 10th, 2016

Bring your own lunch and join us for a lunch time talk with Dr. Petra Kuppers.
As a disabled dancer and scholar, Kuppers works at the intersection of movement and writing, feminist somatics and politicized bodies. In this talk, Petra Kuppers will share and invite discussion about her current work investigating water-based health and wellbeing programs, and their connections to disability culture through the lens of disability, gender, class, race, and age. One of the goals of the project is to advocate for more arts-based wellbeing work in the disability community and share skills and information about career paths and options for disabled movement artists and educators. She will also bring along some copies of her most recent pedagogy text, Studying Disability Arts and Culture, a book full of practical exercises about how to disseminate and discuss disability culture work in classrooms and social justice settings.

Date: November 10th, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 12:00-2:00
Location: Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria Street,
Chicago, IL 60607

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This event is brought to you by
Bodies of Work
Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD)
Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD)
The Wellness Center
Gallery 400, College of Architecture and the Arts

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