Book launch for three new books in Disability/Deaf Studies: VALUING DEAF WORLDS IN URBAN INDIA by Michele Friedner, MADE TO HEAR: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS & RAISING DEAF CHILDREN by Laura Mauldin, and DEAFENING MODERNISM: EMBODIED LANGUAGE and VISUAL POETICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE by Rebecca Sanchez
Wednesday, April 27, 6pm: Sneak preview of a documentary by Marco Antonio Gonçalves and Eliska Altmann based on the published diary in 1961 of Carolina Maria de Jesus, a resident of a favela in São Paulo
Thursday, April 21, 5pm: “Women of Color and the Movement for Reproductive Justice” lecture by Patricia Zavella
April 7, 6pm: “Curating Between Hope and Despair: Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews” lecture by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
March 31, 5pm: Two-day symposium featuring photographers JEAN ROBERT DANTOU and RICK GUIDOTTI; scholars FLORENCE WEBER, EVA KITTAY, SHELLEY RICE; and activist LAWRENCE CARTER-LONG exploring disability and the politics of recognition and care.
March 30, 7pm: Lucas Bessire (Anthropology, University of Oklahoma) presents new, short collaborative films made with indigenous Ayoreo filmmakers from South America
March 23, 6pm: Feature film about two Iñupiaq teens in an isolated Alaskan town bonded by a dark secret. Post-screening discussion with director ANDREW OKPEAHA MACLEAN (Graduate Film, NYU).
March 11, 1pm: Michael Gitlin’s moving documentary portrait of a community of artists, musicians, and writers working at The Living Museum, an art-space at a state-run psychiatric facility in Queens. Post-screening discussion with Director Michael Gitlin, Museum artists Issa Ibrahim and Stephen Nelon, and Art Therapist Mary Beth Pope.
Friday, March 4th, 6pm: “God and Guns” features a discussion bringing together religious, academic, media, and activist perspectives on violence, community, and awareness.
March 3, 6pm: LOS SURES (60 min., 1984, Dir: Diego Echeverria) chronicles Latino lives in pre-gentrified Williamsburg inspiring the current collaborative UnionDocs project, LIVING LOS SURES.