Editor of KU’s Common Book to give online presentation about disabilities

photo by: Eddie Hernandez Photography

Alice Wong, left, is the editor of "Disability Visibility."

A disability rights activist and editor will participate this month in an online forum open to area residents as her book “Disability Visibility” is read and discussed as KU’s Common Book this semester.

Alice Wong, who compiled and edited contemporary essays by people with disabilities in “Disability Visibility,” will host an online presentation on Feb. 22 in an event sponsored by KU. The program is part of KU’s yearlong examination of the book, which provides first-person accounts of people who have lived with both visible and invisible disabilities, KU said in a release.

People who want to watch and participate in the online presentation are asked to register at www.crowdcast.io/e/Wong/register.

KU also is hosting several other events related to the topic of “Disability Visibility,” including:

• Feb. 10, an interactive concert by KU’s New Music Guild at the Lied Center on KU’s West Campus, 7 p.m.

• April 14, a performance by the Dancing Wheels Company and School that will feature dancers with and without disabilities at the Lied Center, 7:30 p.m.

• April 25, a talk by Chloé Cooper Jones, a philosophy professor and freelance journalist who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, who will speak about disability, motherhood and her memoir “Easy Beauty.” The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Hall Center Conference Hall on the KU campus.


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