Center for Disability Studies announces January film series
- Jan. 7 – Tod Browning’s Freaks
- Jan. 14 – Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement
- Jan. 21 – Silver Linings Playbook
- Jan. 28 – Rory O’Shea Was Here
“To further promote an exciting and dynamic learning environment, we have invited guest speakers who can bring fresh, innovative and personal viewpoints to the topics being discussed,” added Laura Eisenman, faculty coordinator of the disability studies minor. The presenters will provide a variety of perspectives:
- Rachel Adams is professor of English and the director of the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University and parent of a child with Down syndrome. (Jan. 7).
- Susan Veenema, formerly a special education teacher, now leads initiatives on the development of Individualized Education Programs with UD’s Center for Disabilities Studies (Jan. 14).
- Stephanie Kerschbaum is an associate professor of English and faculty scholar with UD’s Center for the Study of Diversity (Jan. 21).
- Emmanuel Jenkins is founder of We Stand 4 Something, established to help people who have disabilities pursue their goals (Jan. 28).
The film series is supported by a grant from the Unidel Foundation and the Center for Disabilities Studies. Registration is requested. Call 302-831-2940 or visit CDS Film Series. Accommodations are available. You may also read this article on UDaily.