Fall 2017

The NYU Disability Council/Center for Disability Studies  

Fall 2017 events



(2017, 72 min; Robert Rooy and DJ Saverese)

Screening followed by discussion with DJ Saverese

4-6 PM, Friday October 27, 2017

721 Broadway, Screening Room 006

Deej follows the remarkable journey of DJ (Deej) Savarese as he becomes the first 

nonspeaking autistic student at Oberlin College, providing an important first-hand perspective on neurodiversity and inclusion. 

Robert Rooy and DJ share editorial control and the challenges of representing autism.

Co-Sponsors: Anthropology; Center for Media, Culture & History; Tisch Film & TV, NYU Connections




Panel/Book Dialogue

Jasbir Puar

The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (Duke, 2017)

 Join author Jasbir Puar and panelists

Liat Ben-Moshe (University of Toledo), 

André Lepecki (Performance Studies), 

Helga Tawil-Souri (MCC/Kevorkian), 

Hentyle Yapp (Art & Public Policy)

November 3, Friday
5 to 6:30 pm
Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor

Sponsor: Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, 

Co-Sponsor: Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies,

& Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies




Lecture/ Book Celebration

Lydia X. Z. Brown

All the Weight of our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism

 4-6 PM, Friday, November 17, 2017

Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, 20 Cooper Square, 4th floor 

 Lydia X. Z. Brown (Visiting Lecturer at Tufts University), is a gender/queer and transracially/transnationally 

adopted east asian autistic activist, writer, and speaker. 

In collaboration with E. Ashkenazy and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, 

Lydia is the lead editor and visionary behind All the Weight of Our Dreams, a new anthology by autistic people of color.


Anthropology; Asian/Pacific/American Institute; Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies; Social and Cultural Analysis