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Movements: Politics, Performance, and Disability

Saturday, February 26, 2011
9 AM–5 PM
Registration in Barnard Hall Lobby
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Women in wheelchairs in front of the White House

This year’s Scholar & Feminist conference brings together feminism and disability studies, two fields that have contributed to the interrogation of the public/private divide, and when brought together, radically contest and amplify the ways in which this split has produced extremely thin understandings and practices of accessibility, participation, livelihood, visibility, and integration. In conjunction, feminism and disability studies both enrich the conversation around what kinds of spaces, networks, practices, desires, futures, kinships, worlds, and ways of being and knowing that activists, artists, and scholars wish to claim. Through dance, film, political engagement, and dialogue, we will make our way from Barnard College to New York City to the larger world and back again, mining the polyvalent ways in which feminist and disability activism, cultural production, politics, and scholarship produce new understandings of what it means to claim space, democratic participation, and community.

Sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women