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Virtual Disability Visibility Book Discussion
Join us virtually to discuss Disability Visibility by Alice Wong in celebration of Disability Pride Month. Copies of Disability Visibility are available through the library in a variety of formats, including a Young Adult adaptation. A plain language version of Disability Visibility is available here.
There are two sessions for this book discussion. This session is virtual, and the in person session will be Saturday, July 22 at 11 AM. Please attend the session that is most convenient for you. Registration required in order to receive a Zoom link. Adults welcome!
“Disability rights activist Alice Wong brings tough conversations to the forefront of society with this anthology. It sheds light on the experience of life as an individual with disabilities, as told by none other than authors with these life experiences. It’s an eye-opening collection that readers will revisit time and time again.” —Chicago Tribune
One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act,
From Harriet McBryde Johnson’s account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.
Summary from Penguin Random House
Related LibGuide: Aging and Disability by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)
- Friday, July 7, 2023
- 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Library Branch:
- Virtual Event
- Book Discussion Virtual Program
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.