Join BBI in the Interdisciplinary Disability Dialogues – A Crip Reckoning: Reflections on the ADA@30

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. via Zoom
Join us in welcoming a distinguished panel of thought leaders and scholar-activists in the worlds of disability culture, education, advocacy, and innovation. When the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 30 this past July; faculty, students and staff at Syracuse University wanted to celebrate the milestone with a public event.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic those plans had to be revised and the event will now happen by way of Zoom. “This is not a day late and a dollar short,” says University Professor Stephen Kuusisto, one of the ADA @ 30 organizers, who adds: “by taking extra time we’ve been able to focus on how diverse  the disability community really is.”

The salute to the ADA will feature disability activists who represent critically engaged  perspectives on disability, diversity, and the ongoing struggle for disability rights. The panel is called “A Crip Reckoning: Reflections on the ADA @ 30” and will feature  nationally recognized disabled thought leaders David James Savarese, DeDerrick Horne, Naomi Ortiz, Pratik Patel, and Alice Wong. The zoom session will be moderated by poet and memoirist Stephen Kuusisto.

Discussion topics will include: ableism, cultural change, equity, creativity, and intersectionality. Zoom participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

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(dis)courses poster ADA30 Panel

The event is sponsored by University Lectures, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Burton Blatt Institutes’ Office of Interdisciplinary Programing and Outreach.

Copies of selected texts will be available for purchase via the Syracuse University Bookstore.