Eastern Michigan University to host Disability Arts and Culture Symposium to raise awareness about disability culture

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Eastern Michigan University to host Disability Arts and Culture Symposium to raise awareness about disability culture

WHO:               

The School of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts and the Critical Disability Studies Minor at Eastern Michigan University will host a free and open-to-the-public two-day Symposium on Disability Arts and Culture on December 2nd and 3rd. 

 

WHAT:             

The Disability Arts and Culture Symposium will bring together the community to build an inclusive cultural sector where artists, faculty, students and community members and organizations will participate in a conversation to raise awareness about disability culture and to promote a future of cultural and artistic inclusiveness for everyone. 

The symposium will include remarks from three keynote speakers, including Petra Kuppers, disability culture activist, community performance artist and professor at the University of Michigan, Carrie Sandahl, associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Disability and Human Development, and Darren Harbour, founder of Imagine Blind Players, Inc.

In addition to the keynote speakers, sessions and workshops will feature presenters from all over the U.S. and Canada. The full schedule of the symposium, can be found on the Symposium Schedule website.

 

Photo and interview opportunities available throughout the two days.

 

WHERE:           

Eastern Michigan Student Center

900 Oakwood St. in Ypsilanti.

 

WHEN:            

 Monday, December 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a Riverside Arts Center Performance Night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the performance center, located at 76 N. Huron Street. Ypsilanti

Tuesday, December 3, 9:35 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

MEDIA

CONTACT:       

Morgan Mark

Media Relations Specialist

734.233.5272

mmark@emich.edu

November 25, 2019

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Contact:
Morgan Mark
mmark@emich.edu
734.487.4402