Community Engagement

In Our Own Words: Conversations Matter

  On a navy blue background, several light blue, pink, and orange abstract shapes are overlaid. The text of the flyer reads: In Our Own Words: DCC Discussions, Fall 2019, Mondays 12PM - 1PM, BSB Room 235, 1007 W. Harrison St. Discussion Topics: Sept. 9th - What's In a Word: Ableism in Everyday Language Sept. 16th - Made You Look: The Realities of Staring Sept. 23rd - I'm Not Like Them: Distancing Ourselves From Disability Sept. 30th - Care: Giving and Receiving Oct. 7th - Advocacy, Independence, and Interdependence Oct. 14th - Decolonizing Disability: Indigenous Perspectives Oct. 21st - Food Talk: When Food and Accessibility Come Together Oct. 28th - Deaf and Disability Culture in Popular Media Nov. 4th - What's Expected? Nov. 11th - Relationships: Forced Intimacy and Access Intimacy Nov. 18th - Going Home: Navigating Family and Disability. Remote Access is available. Contact dcc@uic.edu for any access needs.

Join the DCC for a series of informal conversations on a range of topics related to disability, culture, and identity. Through these conversations, we aim to foster spaces for intentional, open, and respectful dialogue while continuing to further critical understandings of disability. Facilitators will have a topic and guiding questions. Come reflect, process and learn with us! For any access needs or info on how to join remotely email dcc@uic.edu

Mondays 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Location: Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB), 1007 W. Harrison St., Room 235, Chicago IL 60607.

The following topics will be discussed:

Sept. 9th – What’s In a Word: Ableism in Everyday Language

Sept. 16th – Made You Look: The Realities of Staring

Sept. 23rd – I’m Not Like Them: Distancing Ourselves From Disability

Sept. 30th – Care: Giving and Receiving

Oct. 7th – Advocacy, Independence, and Interdependence

Oct. 14th – Decolonizing Disability: Indigenous Perspectives

Oct. 21st – Food Talk: When Food and Accessibility Come Together

Oct. 28th – Deaf and Disability Culture in Popular Media

Nov. 4th – What’s Expected?

Nov. 11th – Relationships: Forced Intimacy and Access Intimacy

Nov. 18th – Going Home: Navigating Family and Disability

AlterNarratives

Image Description: On a purple background, the event information, listed below, is written in yellow and white lettering. The background of the flyer is an image of Alice Sheppard performing “So, I Will Wait”.

Inclusive Dance with Maggie Bridger and Sydney Erlikh!

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location TBD

Maggie and Sydney will give a brief talk on dance and disability and then lead a dance workshop. All levels and abilities are welcome. Come in comfortable clothing. For access needs contact dcc@uic.edu.

RSVP to dcc@uic.edu by September 19th as spots are limited!

AlterNarratives Description:
We encourage the evolvement of our own narratives. During our time together, we will generate creative works to bridge misconceptions of who we are and how we are perceived. We will read works by disabled authors and take time to delve into our own reflections. Join us in telling our stories. Disabled artists may join us for a session to share and discuss their work. Open to students, staff, faculty and community members. Space is limited, so please RSVP before attending a session!