The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is building education and events around the shared question:
CEHD Reads is part of the college's First Year Experience Program, which offers a two-semester curriculum focused on the social, academic, and institutional needs of first-year students. This program builds intentional pathways to college by introducing students to ways of thinking in different academic disciplines, strategies for collaborating with others, and resources for discovering their own strengths.
As part of this process, the college community is joining our first-year students in reading Disability Visibility edited by Alice Wong.
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. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people.
From Harriet McBryde Johnson’s account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; 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 this 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.
October 5th, 2023
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Ted Mann Concert Hall
CEHD Reads is part of the college's First Year Experience Program, and the 2022-23 selection is Disability Visibility. The public is invited to attend a lecture and discussion.