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March 2020

From Passing to Becoming: Cochlear Implants and Auditory Verbal Therapy in India

March 2, 2020

by Michele Friedner Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago Monday, March 2nd, 2020 3:15pm Social Sciences 8417

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September 2020

Indisposable: Structures of Support after the Americans with Disabilities Act

September 17, 2020 - September 23, 2021

UW DSI members Ellen Samuels, Jill Casid, and Sami Schalk are featured in a year-long collaboration with the Ford Foundation called Indisposable: Structures of Support after the Americans with Disabilities Act. Curated by Jessica Cooley (PhD Candidate, Art…

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April 2021

Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and The Arts

April 8, 2021 - April 10, 2021

April 8-10, 2021 Virtual Event | Free and Open to the Public Co-Convened by The UW System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium and UW-Madison’s 4W Initiative: Women & Wellbeing in Wisconsin & the World Join us April…

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LEAH LAKSHMI PIEPZNA-SAMARASINHA: Crip of Color Made Mutual Aid and Survival Networks in the Triple Pandemic

April 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A Virtual Performance Lecture Co-Organized by The UW System Gender and Women’s Studies Consortium The Mellon-Borghesi Workshop on Care: Politics, Performances, Publics, Practices, and Co-Sponsored by UW-Madison’s Gender & Sexuality Campus Center, The Department of…

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Disability Pride Madison

April 10, 2021 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Disability Pride Madison is a grassroots organization that has produced the Disability Pride Festival for the last eight years. Performances at the festival all include at least one performer with a disability. Board members from…

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May 2021

Relations of Care Across and After Worlds Conference

May 13, 2021 @ 8:30 am - May 14, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Questions of care—practices addressing the fundamentally interconnected needs, abilities, and responsibilities of embodied others and selves and our environments—are at the very heart of this moment. The brutally uneven impacts of COVID-19, police violence, incarceration, accelerating hunger,…

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September 2021


September 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Operating System & Liminal Lab are thrilled to invite you to another incredible launch celebrating our 2021 project cohort! On September 30th, please join us online to launch the newest book from Ellen Samuels,…

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April 2022

Centering Resistance: Imaginings of a New Feminist Future

April 7, 2022 - April 9, 2022

Co-Convened by UW System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium and UW System Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian Fully Virtual Event This year’s theme rests on an urgent line of inquiry: What has the pandemic revealed…

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Alice Wong in Conversation with Dr. Sami Schalk

April 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, writer, media maker, and consultant. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and…

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Dr. Kim Nielsen

April 8, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Historian and Disability Studies scholar Kim Nielsen is Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Toledo where she teaches courses on disability history, activism, gender, eugenics, and law.  Nielsen is author of the widely…

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