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Enabling and “Cripping” the Back-to-the-Land Movement - with Clark A. Pomerleau
Hosted by the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach at the Burton Blatt Institute and Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature, the series “(Dis)courses: Interdisciplinary Disability Dialogues” returns this semester with four exciting conversations—with luminaries who are engaged variously with many forms of innovative and intersectional Disability cultural work.

Clark A. Pomerleau uses his archival research into the famous homesteading advice and practice of Helen and Scott Nearing and oral histories of back-to-the-landers who were influenced by them from 1965 through the 1980s to consider how actual people have been successful and unsuccessful in accommodating homestead gardening to anxiety, depression, and changes in physicality and cognition.

This 90-minute webinar will include American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, live captioning, image descriptions, and an opportunity for registered Zoom webinar participants to engage with the featured presenter and discussant. Any additional accommodations requests should be made by Monday, April 4th, using the "Additional accommodations requests" box at the bottom of this form. This event will also be recorded and made publicly available, online. Post-production, the video will include ASL interpretation and edited/polished captions, an accompanying transcript, and a summary of online resources of interest and relevance—all accessible, free, and open to the public.

The (Dis)courses Interdisciplinary Disability Dialogues series offers exciting, ongoing events on disability literature, media, and the arts, focusing on critical reflection, teaching, and research in today’s world.

Questions? Email us at oipo@syr.edu

More about the (Dis)courses series: https://bbi.syr.edu/projects/oipo/discourses/

Apr 11, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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