DSI Events

DSI Speaker Series:

Poster for Eva Kittay Events

[Description of Image: Three Events in Conjunction with a Residency by Eva Kittay: (1) "Normalcy and A Good Life," Lecture by Eva Kittay, Monday, February 23, 4-6pm, Center for Ethics 102; (2) "Disability Rights as Human Rights," Panel Discussion featuring Eva KittaySalman RushdieBenjamin Reiss, and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Tuesday, Februrary 24th, 4-6pm, White Hall 207; (3) Roundtable on Care Ethics, featuring Martha FinemanEva Kittay, and Mark Risjord, Wednesday, February 25th, 4-6pm, Center for Ethics 102.]

Details: Eva Kittay is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Stony Brook, where she is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics, as well as a Women's Studies Associate. Her primary interests include feminist philosophy, ethics, social and political theory, metaphor, and the application of these disciplines to disability studies. She has won an NEH Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete her forthcoming book Disabled Minds and Things that Matter: Lessons for a Humbler Philosophy.  She is also complying some of her essays on care for a volume tentatively entitled: Caring About Care.
Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).
Co-Sponsors: These events are co-sponsored by Emory's New Leaders/New Thinkers Fund, Hightower Fund, the Center for Ethics, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

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Disability <IN FOCUS> Film Series:

What: "
The Patience Stone" is a 2012 film directed by Atiq Rahimi, based on his novel of the same title. In a war-torn country, a woman (Golshifteh Farahani) alleviates her silent suffering by confessing her dreams, desires and secrets to her husband who is in a coma.
When: March 3, 7-9pm, Center for Ethics Room 102
Details: Post-Film discussion led by Aubrey Graham, PhD Candidate in Anthropology. Pizza and drinks provided. 
Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).
Co-Sponsors: The spring film series is co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics and the Center for the Study of Human Health.

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uDSI:

What: The uDSI (undergraduate Disability Studies Initiative group) meets bi-monthly to discuss issues related to disability studies and organize activities centered around issues like access. Follow the uDSI on Facebook here.
When: The uDSI meets bi-monthly on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm. Here are the dates for the spring semester: February 12, March 19, April 2, and April 16, including some additional meetings to coordinate accessibility routes for SDS.
Where: Raoul Residence Hall ground floor lobby.
Contact Person: Samantha VanHorn
Details: Pizza and drinks provided! 
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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DSI Speaker Series Spring Cultural Event:

What: A night of jazz with the Frank Barham Brazilian Fusion Band!
When: Monday, March 23, Doors open at 7. Show starts promptly at 7:30.
Where: Emory Performing Arts Center
Details: In addition to some amazing jazz, the event will highlight Wheel 2 Live, a 302 mile tour for disability awareness Frank will roll along Sherman’s Path from Atlanta to Savannah. Planned in conjunction with the 25th ADA Anniversary, Frank will share good music and raise funds to purchase wheelchairs. Tweet @wheel2live and follow Wheel 2 Live on Facebook.
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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DSI Speaker Series:

What: Lecture by Dr. Michael Davidson
When: Monday, April 13, 4-6pm
Where: Location TBD
Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).
Co-Sponsors: This event is co-sponsored by the Hightower Fund and the Emory Department of English

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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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