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
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