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Disability Studies Scholar Rosemarie Garland-Thomson to Speak Oct. 23
On Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., Rosemarie Garland-Thomson will give a lecture titled “Why I am a Bioconservative” in Watson Theatre. Following the lecture, a reception and book signing will take place at Light Work at 8 p.m. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to attend.
Garland-Thomson is a professor at Emory University and the author of “Staring: How We Look” (Oxford University Press, 2009). Her fields of study include feminist theory, American literature and disability studies. Her lecture topic will draw from religious bioethics to explicate dignity as it pertains to quality-of-life judgments used in biomedical decision making for life-ending medical treatments.
“My colleagues and I in the Central New York Humanities, Health and Disability Studies Working Group are thrilled that internationally recognized feminist disability studies scholar Dr. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is visiting Syracuse University for this public lecture and gathering,” says William Myhill, director of legal research and writing at the Burton Blatt Institute and a lead coordinator for the event. “We are grateful for all the sponsors and community partners who made this vibrant event possible.”
This lecture is sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Co-sponsors include the SU Humanities Center in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Burton Blatt Institute, the SU Disability Cultural Center, Hendricks Chapel and David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, with support from: Center on Human Policy; Cultural Foundations of Education; School of Education; School of Social Work; Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Slutzker Center for International Services; LGBT Resource Center; Disability Student Union; Disability Law and Policy Program at the College of Law; Disability Studies; Renée Crown University Honors Program; Office of Multicultural Affairs; Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee (BCCC); and Disability Law Society.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided during the presentation and the reception/book signing. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided during the presentation.
If you require accommodations for this event, contact Burton Blatt Institute at 315-443-2863 or BBI-AdminStaff@law.syr.edu by Oct. 16. Free accessible parking will be available in Booth Garage, adjacent to Watson Hall.