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Join Eli Clare for a reading from his new book Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure. Eli combines memoir, history, and critical analysis to explore cure—the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed. Cure serves many purposes. It saves lives, manipulates lives, and prioritizes some lives over others. It provides comfort, makes profits, justifies violence, and promises resolution to body-mind loss. Eli grapples with this knot of contradictions, maintaining that neither an anti-cure politics nor a pro-cure worldview can account for the messy, complex relationships we have with our body-minds.
115 West Chicago Ave,
Chicago, IL 60602
This free event is wheelchair accessible. It is free and open to the public.
Personal Assistants and Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Please refrain from wearing scented products.
The event is brought to you by Access Living, Bodies of Work: Network of Disability Arts and Culture and UIC Department of Disability and Human Development