Book Discussion of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century
Join us for Kimball’s Read and Re(View) Book Club, where we read fascinating books of all genres and gather for lively and engaging conversations that further illuminate and explore the themes in our exhibitions.
About the book:
ONE OF THE PROGRESSIVE‘S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • 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.
About our discussion leader:
Andrea Stack is a Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist and is the Camp, Community, and Education Manager at the National Ability Center. She has 13 years of experience in adaptive recreation in a community setting. Andrea believes that providing people with recreation opportunities in a supportive environment supports in their development of increased self-esteem, independence, lifetime skills, to live a fulfilling life. Andrea holds a BAA in Leisure, Parks, and Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation from Central Michigan University.
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