Dis/Representation Reading into Disability-September Meeting

Join us monthly to discuss fiction and nonfiction readings on disability justice!

In-person discussion in A NEW LOCATION: PCC SYLVANIA, Library, Room 204, 6:00-8:00pm.
http://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/sylvania/

If you would like to participate in real time from your home, by phone or computer, go to http://DisRepresentation.com/ for information on how to access the conversation online!

Also join us at DisRepresentation.com or the facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DisRepresentation/ for online discussion of the readings anytime!

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE.
Whether you read everything, one of these pieces, or none of these reading selections, WE WANT YOU HERE!

READINGS FOR SEPTEMBER 26 GROUP:

Nonfiction

Susan Sontag, “Illness as Metaphor”
A book, often packaged as Illness as Metaphor/AIDS and its Metaphors
This is available as a library book to borrow; contact disabilityartculture@gmail.com to borrow a copy.

Memoir/Short Story

Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals

Flannery O’Connor, “The lame shall enter first.”
(available for free on JSTOR)

In a few days we’ll put up concept maps/summaries in accessible language.

To participate in real time online, see http://www.disrepresentation.com/reading-group/
And watch this space for the link to the Blackboard Collaborate session.

Dis/Representation is a program of Disability Art & Culture Project (http://dacphome.org/), Portland Community College Disability Services, Gimp Girl (http://www.gimpgirl.com/) and other community partners!

Portland Community College is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Institution.

This program was made possible in part by grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant programs.

ACCESS:
Contact disabilityartculture@gmail.com with access questions or requests. If you need the readings in an accessible format, e-mail us.

Wheelchair accessible
Natural light and (optional) low-flicker fluorescent lighting.
There will be a live captioning stream available through the website to online participants and projected on a screen during the program.
ASL interpreting available by request (please let us know at disabilityartculture@gmail.com).

Accessible by transit (44 bus, 78 bus). Accessible parking for pay (free after 7).

Please refrain from wearing scented products.
Armless chairs available.
There are power buttons on the building’s outer doors and restrooms.

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