Black Disabled Art History 101
Thursday, September 28
Lone Mountain 100, University of San Francisco
Leroy Moore will be reading a selection from Black Disabled Art History 101. He will be joined by India Harville, a disabled dancer from Oakland, who is featured in the book. India will be both performing and discussing art and performance as integral to disability justice.
Black Disabled Art History 101: Disability representation in children’s literature typically fulfills common stereotypes of disability as deficit, something to overcome, or something to fear. Rarely is disability, as it intersects with other identity markers, positioned as a natural part of human variation or within frameworks of diversity and culture. We believe that this ground-breaking book is the first of its kind, focusing on disability identity, art, and culture; and, as such, creates the space for conversations that can move the dominant narrative of disability from overcoming to pride.
Join the USF community in welcoming Omar Garcia on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Omar is one of the students from the school for rural teachers, “Raúl Isidro Burgos,” who was present at the events of September 26th, 2014 and survived the attack of the army and police. He has been one of the most visible spokespersons of the group of parents and students who in spite of the lack of advances in the case, or precisely because of this, continue to demand truth and justice. Please see attached flyer for more information.
Practically speaking, federal guidance on campus sexual-assault policy has returned to the pre-2011 era. But colleges’ policies won’t. At least not right away. Campus Title IX officers told The Chronicle on Friday that their colleges would remain committed to sexual-assault prevention and response, despite the federal government’s announcement that the approach to the gender-equity law that the Obama administration had championed was effectively over. Please click here for full article.