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The event is sponsored by a grant from the Office of American Studies, the Office of Disability Resources, and the Elon College Fund for Excellence in Arts and Sciences, and will feature Elon archivist and librarian Libby Coyner, among other scholars and artists.

What does disability justice look like at Elon and beyond? How can we make it happen?

Scholars and artists will focus on these questions during a roundtable discussion titled “Disability: Activism, Equity, Art” addressing disability activism and equity in McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center 128D, Thursday, October 27, at 5 p.m.

Audience members will leave with a clear understanding of how they can help advance the rights of people with disabilities, both on campus and in the wider community.

Roundtable participants include UNC Greensboro’s Ann Millett-Gallant, an artist and leader in the field of disability studies in art history who has written about her experiences with congenital physical disabilities and traumatic brain injury; East Stroudsburg University’s Santiago Solis, an inclusive excellence administrator who advocates for disability rights on campus and who has shared his experiences with learning disabilities and chronic fatigue syndrome at the university; and Libby Coyner, an archivist and librarian at Elon who specializes in genealogical collections advocating for disability justice. The discussion will be moderated by Kirsten Ringelberg, professor of art history.

The roundtable will include an opportunity to ask questions and a display of disability justice-related items from Elon’s archival collection.

The event is sponsored by American Studies, the Office of Disability Resources, and a grant from the Elon College Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences.


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