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Disability Culture, Faith and Secularism, Part II: Creating Spaces for Inclusion
Without Walls: What Temporary Deaf Spaces Can Tell Us about Managing Identity Politics
The Rev. Kirk VanGilder
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Noble Room, Hendricks Chapel
The Rev. Kirk VanGilder is a professor of Religion at Gallaudet University, who was born hard of hearing and became deaf in late adolescence.
Dinner 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Space is limited—RSVP by March 13 to email@example.com.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided. If you require dietary or other accommodations, please contact Radell Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 13.
Public Lecture 7-8 p.m.
The Rev. VanGilder draws upon how deaf identities are formed and maintained through the creation of temporary deaf spaces. Could this and other examples of temporary space be models for fostering co-existence and cooperation rather than division and competition between identities in society?
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) for this lecture will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. If you require dietary or other accommodations or need information on parking, please contact Radell Roberts (email@example.com) by March 13.
Luncheon with Students
Thursday, March 21, noon-1 p.m.
Hendricks Chapel, Strates Room
Space is Limited—RSVP to Radell Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 13. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided. If you require dietary or any other accommodations or need information on parking please contact Radell Roberts (email@example.com) by March 13.
Co-sponsored by Hendricks Chapel, the Interfaith Student Council, the Secular Student Alliance, the Disability Student Union, the SU Disability Cultural Center, the SU Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies, the Department of Religion, the Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee, and ‘Cuse ASL.
Contact Person: Diane Wiener
Director, Disability Cultural Center