This symposium will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Future of Disability Studies project, and the publication of Keywords for Disability Studies with an artists’ panel and a daylong conference. On Thursday evening, artists Riva Lehrer, Park McArthur, and Sunaura Taylor will use the Keywords theme to discuss concepts and terms that have defined their artistic practice and identities as women with disabilities. On Friday, Keywords contributors and other major scholars of disability studies will discuss the big theoretical, social, and political questions facing the field of disability studies and the next chapter of disability rights activism.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
ARTISTS' PANEL FOLLOWED BY RECEPTION
Chair: David Serlin
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO KEYWORDS FOR DISABILITY STUDIES
LAW, JUSTICE, AND REPRESENTATION
Chair: Leonard Cassuto
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
MEDICINE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MODERNITY
Chair: Sarah Chinn
G. Thomas Couser
BOUNDARIES, BORDERS, AND DEFINITIONS
Chair: Julia Rodas
WHERE HAVE WE BEEN AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?
Sponsors: Columbia's Center for the Study of Social Difference; Columbia's Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Barnard Center for Research on Women
Columbia University and Barnard College are committed to creating an environment that includes and welcomes people with disabilities. This event will include sign language interpreters. If you need further accommodations because of a disability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week in advance.