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"A Crip Reckoning" to Reflect on the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

Posted on Thursday 1/28/2021
Burton Blatt Institute

Burton Blatt Institute’s (BBI) Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach (OIPO) series (Dis)courses: Interdisciplinary Disability Dialogues continues on Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET with “A Crip Reckoning: Reflections on the ADA@30.”

Join a distinguished panel of thought leaders and scholar-activists for a discussion of ableism, cultural change, equity, creativity and intersectionality in the context of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The event is free and open to the public. Zoom participants will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel after the discussion.

Sponsored by University Lectures and the Syracuse University Office of Diversity and Inclusion—and moderated by BBI OIPO Director and University Professor Stephen Kuusisto—“A Crip Reckoning: Reflections on the ADA@30” will welcome the following writers, activists, educators, innovators and disability advocates:

  • LeDerick Horne—a poet, speaker and advocate who uses his gift for spoken-word poetry as the gateway to larger discussions on equal opportunity, pride, self-determination, and hope for people with disabilities.
  • Naomi Ortiz—a writer, poet, facilitator and visual artist whose work focuses on self-care for activists, disability justice, intersectional organizing and relationship with place.
  • Pratik Patel—the director of information technology access for the City University of New York and owner of EZFire Enterprises LLC, which consults on a variety of technology projects on accessibility for people with disabilities.
  • David James (DJ) Savarese—an author, public speaker, “artful activist” and “practicing optimist,” who works to make self-determined lives a reality for non-traditionally speaking people
  • Alice Wong (she/her)—a disabled activist, media maker, consultant and founder/director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture.

Copies of panelists’ selected texts are available for purchase via the Syracuse University Bookstore. To register for “A Crip Reckoning” and to request accommodations, visit the webinar registration page. The event will be recorded, and an accessible video will be shared via the BBI OIPO webpage.