Disability and Interdependence
Professor of English, George Washington University
Keynote topic: "Disposable Humanity: What does the Holocaust have to do with Disabled People?"
Eva Feder Kittay
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, SUNY Stony Brook
Keynote topic: “Disability and Care: Friends or Foes?”
Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020, 7pm, Old Cabell Hall auditorium.
Victory Hall Opera invites everyone to a unique event with accomplished deaf actors and opera singers. In this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration, singers and actors will push the boundaries of stagecraft in a radical reinterpretation of Poulenc’s powerful opera, Dialogues of the Carmelites, explored through a Deaf lens. Free and open to the public. Followed by a public Q & A session.
Accessibility: Old Cabell Hall is wheelchair accessible. Performed in English and ASL with English supertitles.
Fri. 2/28/20, 9:15 am - 3:20 pm, dome room of the Rotunda
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
9:15 am: Welcome: Kevin G. McDonald, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
9:25: Introduction of first keynote speakers: Christopher Krentz, English and ASL
9:30: Keynote 1: David Mitchell (George Washington University) and Sharon Snyder (independent scholar), “Disposable Humanity: What does the Holocaust have to do with Disabled People?”
10:30: coffee break (in dome room)
10:45: Panel 1: Disability and Medicine roundtable
- Christopher Lunsford (Duke), presiding (and also participating)
- Marcus L. Martin, School of Medicine and Diversity & Equity (emeritus)
- Jessica Keim-Malpass, School of Medicine
- Marion Quirici (Duke)
11:45: lunch on your own
1:15: Panel 2: Disability and Interdependence roundtable
- Vikram Jaswal, Psychology, presiding
- Rupa Valdez, School of Medicine
- Sarah Cole, College of Arts & Sciences
- Martin Block, Curry School of Education
- Lisa Woolfork, English
2:15: Introduction of second keynote speaker, Elizabeth Barnes, Philosophy
2:20: Keynote 2: Eva Feder Kittay (Stony Brook emeritus), “Disability and Care: Friends or Foes?”
3:30: closing reception, Garrett Hall Great Room
Accessibility: The dome room is wheelchair accessible. All symposium events will be interpreted into American Sign Language. Hourly parking is available in the Central Grounds Parking Garage.
- The U.Va. Disability Studies Initiative
- The Page-Barbour Funds
- The Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures
- Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- The Jefferson Trust, an initiative of the U.Va. Alumni Association
- The Department of English
- Center for Health Humanities and Ethics
- Victory Hall Opera
- The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
- The Disability Advocacy and Action Committee