Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the 21st Century

Saturday, July 25, 2020, 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Photo of Alice Wong in a power chair
Photo by Eddie Hernandez

In this webinar, editor Alice Wong leads a discussion and reading with Bay Area contributors to the new book “Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the 21st Century” (Vintage Press). Ten webinar participants will receive a free copy of the book. Free.

Yomi Wrong will lead a panel discussion with book contributors Patty Berne, Haben Girma, Ariel Henley, Lateef McLeod and s.e. smith.

Disability Visibility book

One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent — but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people.

“This isn’t meant to be the definitive book on disability. It is a doorway, and Alice is inviting us all to go through the doorway and continue our learning process.” — W. Kamau Bell, host, “United Shades of America,” CNN

Disability Visibility Project, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
Emily Beitiks