D Center

EVENT CALENDAR

Upcoming D Center Event:

On a turquoise background are the words "Join us January 21st to watch and discuss..." and the dark blue "DeafU" logo from netflix with images of a hand spelling out "DeafU" in American Sign Language.

Join us January 21st to watch and discuss the series “DeafU”. ASL interpreters and CART captioning will be available. Registration is free and allows you to access the event. Follow the link (will be added by Jan 10th) to register.

Upcoming Events – UW General

Virtual Event- “Disabling Relations: Injured Bodyminds & Active Witnessing”

Join the department of Disability Studies for a Simpson Center for the Humanities  sponsored event with Sona Kazemi Hill.

Event Title: Disabling Relations: Injured Bodyminds & Active Witnessing

Event Type: Zoom Meeting

Date: January 14, 2021

Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm (PST)

Zoom registration URL: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlceuoqD0jGNz1YUlDiUp7PWZpVZQfsX3L


Event Description

While settler-colonialism has received some attention in Disability Studies, imperialism has largely remained unexplored. In this talk, Kazemi examines the effects of imperialist politics—as enacted by Russia, China, the United States, Western Europe, Saudi Arabia, and Iran—to understand how disabled bodies are generated through gendered, raced, and classed violence. She seeks in particular to shed light on the forms of theocratic state violence in parts of the Middle East where Islam is the religion of the state (namely Iran and Saudi Arabia), by critiquing religious fundamentalism as an ideology and as a state apparatus. She differentiates between critique of fundamentalism and existing racist discourses of Orientalism. In doing so, Kazemi offers a critique that de-centers the global north while drawing attention to the social and political issues so frequently left out of academic discussion. 

Speaker Bio
Sona Kazemi is the Research Justice at the Intersections (RJI) Fellow at Mills College. Her postdoctoral work includes studies of Yazidi refugees in diaspora and their disability consciousness as survivors of genocide and ethnic cleansing; the mental health of Iranian and Kurdish refugees in the United States; Iranian women survivors of acid attack and their disability and feminist consciousness, and punitive limb amputation in Saudi Arabia and Iran. She is currently working on a monograph tentatively titled Disabling Relations: Injured Bodyminds and Active Witnessing

 

Image Description: Orange, teal and black text that reads "ASUW Student Disability Commision + D Center Presents: Madness in Higher Education. An Interview with Margaret Price. Author of "Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability & Academic Life". Jan 15th 4-5pm PST." In bottom right corner, there is a black and white image of a person with curly hair in a pixie cut, wearing glasses and smiling. In bottom left corner, there is white text that reads "ASL & CART Captioning provided, Remote Accessbile, and Available Asynchronously" See Less

Image Description: Orange, teal and black text that reads “ASUW Student Disability Commision + D Center Presents: Madness in Higher Education. An Interview with Margaret Price. Author of “Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability & Academic Life”. Jan 15th 4-5pm PST.” In bottom right corner, there is a black and white image of a person with curly hair in a pixie cut, wearing glasses and smiling. In bottom left corner, there is white text that reads “ASL & CART Captioning provided, Remote Accessbile, and Available Asynchronously”

Join the SDC and the D Center in welcoming Dr. Margaret Price, author of “Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life”, and associate professor of English at Ohio State University, to our (virtual) campus! Our event will be hosted by UW Disability Studies Affiliate and Mad/Mentally Ill, Chronically Ill Activist- Ashley Cowan D’Ambrosio, who will lead an interview with Dr. Price, to explore the current landscape in Higher Education for students and faculty with mental illness.
ASL Interpretation and CART captioning will be provided. The event will be recorded and made available asynchronously on the SDC website. If you have any other access needs, please email asuwsdc1@uw.edu.
Register here: washington.zoom.us

Events Outside of the UW

Hosted by The Arc of King County. A virtual support group for adults with developmental disabilities. Meetings are held the second Saturday of every month from January to March 2021 at 12:00-1:30. Click the link below to learn more:

Chat Till We’re Speechless_ Second Saturday