About this Event
KU COMMON BOOK STUDENT CONVERSATION
Alice Wong, "Disability Visibility"
THU, FEB 23, 3:00 PM
This is an online event for students at the University of Kansas, please register here:
Please submit questions for the conversation with Alice Wong at the following link:
Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, writer, media maker, and consultant. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture created in 2014. Alice is the editor of KU’s 2022-23 Common Book, Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people. One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. From blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of the community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love. Alice Wong will be speaking about the Disability Visibility Project and her experience working with the co-authors of the essay collection.
The KU Common Book program is coordinated by the KU Libraries, the Hall Center for the Humanities, and the Division of Academic Success.