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Disability <IN FOCUS> Film Series:
What: "Dallas Buyers Club" is a 2013 American biographical drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. It is about an AIDS patient diagnosed in the mid 1980s when HIV/AIDS treatments were under-researched and while the disease was not understood and highly stigmatized. Lead actors Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won the Academy Award for Best Actor and for Best Supporting Actor, respectively, at the 86th Academy Awards,
When: Thursday, January 22, 2014, 7-9pm, Center for Ethics, Room 102
Details: Post-film discussion by Justin Smith, MPH, and Mairead Sullivan, Phd Candidate in the Emory Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Pizza and refreshments provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics and the Center for the Study of Human Health.
Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).


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Dr. Harold Braswell

Dr. Harold Braswell, Emory PhD and active member of the DSI while at Emory, is now an Assistant Professor at the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics. His research and teaching examine the intersection of disability studies and bioethics, with a particular focus on end-of-life care. He is currently completing a book-length manuscript that explores how death is defined in US hospice care. This research draws on a year-and-a-half of ethnographic fieldwork in various Atlanta-area hospices, as well as original archival research on the modern US hospice movement. His scholarship has won awards from the Hastings Center, the Society for Disability Studies, and the University of Chicago Program on Medicine and Religion. He is the organizer of the Society for Disability Studies interest group for family members of persons with disabilities.

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Dr. Florian Kiuppis is a Visiting Research Scholar in Emory's Sociology Department whose work invovles Disability Studies, Comparative Education, Inclusive Education, and Social Movements. Please click here for more information about Dr. Kiuppis' exciting work.