Disability Culture Pedagogy and Social Justice

April 17, 2015

4:15 Wed. April 22, 2015, Rosenfield Center Room 101

Disability culture activist Petra Kuppers will deliver a free public lecture, “Disability Culture Pedagogy and Social Justice,” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101.

Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community performance artist, and a professor at the University of Michigan. She leads The Olimpias, a performance research collective. The Olimpias projects are community-based, collaborative, and deal with disability culture issues

Kuppers’ Disability Culture and Community Performance: Find a Strange and Twisted Shape explores The Olimpias’ arts-based research methods, and won the Sally Banes Award of the American Society for Theatre Research. Kuppers has authored a new textbook, Studying Disability Arts and Culture: An Introduction.

The Department of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies; Center for the Humanities; and Department of Sociology are sponsoring her visit.

Grinnell welcomes and encourages the participation of people with disabilities. ARH is wheelchair accessible. Automatic door operators are located on the southeast and southwest sides. Accessible parking is available along Park Street. You can request accommodations from Conference Operations.