Disability in 21st-Century America:
Political, Social, and Cultural Imperatives:
A talk by Simi Linton, Ph.D.

November 8, 2012, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
University of Miami Fieldhouse

In recent decades, disabled people have emerged as a political force, articulating a bold civil rights and social justice agenda. This presentation will review that history, illustrated with selections from the disability cultural landscape—artists of all genres who bring the disability experience to the page, screen, canvas, and stage.

Simi Linton is the author of Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity and My Body Politic. She is co-producing and directing, with Christian von Tippelskirch, Invitation to Dance, a documentary film about her life as a disabled woman and the emergence of the disability rights movement. Parking available next to Fieldhouse l Reception and book signing to follow

This event is open to the public and free of charge. RSVP by contacting Chris Gilbert at cgilbert@miami.edu or 305-284-3040. Sign language services will be provided; persons requesting additional accommodations should contact Chris Gilbert at least 14 days prior to the event. 

The event is sponsored by the School of Education and Human Development’s Diversity Committee and CEW Research Center, in collaboration with the UM Office for Civic and Community Engagement, Mailman Center for Child Development, UM Human Resources, UM/NSU CARD, and the Office of Disability Services.

Simi Linton