Announcing Gender and Disability: Asking Difficult Questions
Saturday 10th May 2014, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), University of Sheffield
We’re calling for activists, artists, academics and practitioners to get involved in a day of discussions on the theme of gender and dis/ability. We welcome ideas for the sharing of skills and stories, art, performances, poetry, workshops, round-table discussions, papers and presentations.
The event aims to create a space for conversations and debate between communities who share an interest in gender and disability.
Some ideas for topics/themes:
(Dis)ableism, discrimination, exclusion and (in)accessibility
‘Abnormal’, ‘Normal’ and Normalcy
Activism and protest (disability, feminist, LGBT, ‘race’, queer)
Body image, fetishisation, and the medicalization of bodies and minds
Desire, Sexuality, intimacy and relationships
Freakery, the abject and the politics of disgust
Health and Illness
Identities and identity politics
Life-course and ageing
Mental health and mad pride
Queer and crip histories
Sex, sex educators and sex workers
Send us your ideas (around 200 words or half a page of bullet points) by 24th February 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will be a free event. Food will be available to buy at the venue. We want to make this event as accessible as possible, to inform us of any particular access requirements please email email@example.com by 19th April 2014. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To book a place please go to: http://genderanddisability.wordpress.com.
An event hosted by the Disability Research Forum, Sheffield Hallam University and the Gender Research Network, University of Sheffield
Please distribute widely! Link to flyer here: Gender And Disability Call for Ideas