Tuesday January 25, 2022: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Book Discussion | The Pretty one : on Life, pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me by Keah Brown (recorded)
In this part of our BLM discussion series we are highlighting books that explore how Black people move through the world. This discussion series celebrates Black authors and books, across genres, across time, and across the African diaspora. This month, watch AADL staff and other community members discuss The Pretty One : On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me by Keah Brown. From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America.]
Tuesday, January 25 | 6:30-7:30 PM | Zoom - hosted by the Chelsea District Library
Writing Workshop part 1: A Sense of Self in Your Writing
Join author and Serendipity Books' owner, Michelle Tuplin, for a discussion on the sense of self in your writing. There will be a short presentation on the subject, followed by a number of in-depth critiques expanding the theme.
Thursday February 3, 2022: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Washtenaw Reads | AADL Staff Discussion (recorded)
Watch AADL staff discuss the 2022 Washtenaw Read, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner.
Friday, February 5, 2022 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual Film Screening | Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution tells the story of a groundbreaking summer camp for teens with disabilities that inspired a group of its alumni to join the radical disability rights movement and advocate for historic legislation changes.
Thursday February 10, 2022: 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Biblio Files: Episode 64 | Washtenaw Reads Being Heumann
Each week, a few AADL staff members have a brief chat to answer one question – from "What's your favorite classic?" to "What book didn't live up to the hype?" – in just a few minutes. This week we break from that format to have a brief discussion of the 2022 Washtenaw Read, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann and Kristin Joiner, as part of the larger weeks-long community discussion of this book.
Tuesday February 15, 2022: 7:00pm - hosted by the Dexter District Library
Navigating a World Not Built for All
The Americans with Disabilities Act has done a lot to bring awareness and change to our social and built environment. Yet, many of our older buildings remain inaccessible to a significant portion of society. Understanding the complexities of navigating a world that wasn’t designed or built for all of us is daunting. It is a world that anyone of us could face in an instant. Erica Coulson, President of Walk the Line, will present what that world is like for her and the challenges she faces everyday just to try and navigate through it. Ron Campbell, preservation architect and principal planner for Oakland County, will present the challenges faced by property owners and some creative ways architects have met those challenges with examples of thoughtful solutions of making history inclusive.
This is a Zoom program. Register on the Library’s Events Calendar (https://dexter.lib.mi.us/events/navigating-a-world-not-built-for-all/) and a Zoom link will be sent the day before the event.
Wednesday, February 16th | 6:30-7:30 PM | location tbd - hosted by the Chelsea District Library
Washtenaw Reads Book Discussion
Participate in this year's community read by checking out a copy of Being Heumann and then joining us for a book discussion.
Thursday, February 17, 2022: 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Online Author Event | Judith Heumann with Kristen Joiner: Being Heumann
AADL is proud to welcome Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner for an online author event to discuss Judith's memoir, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist. No registration is required and the event is free. Click the link above for the Zoom link, which will be posted 15 minutes before the event starts.
Monday, February 21st 2022: 9:00-11:00am and 6:00-8:00pm
Washtenaw Reads | True Inclusion is Revolutionary: Practicing Disability Justice
Learn & practice the principles of Disability Justice, exploring how they apply to you and your work. This social justice training will center the experiences of people with disabilities, but will also cover issues of race, class, and gender, particularly as they intersect with disability experience. We will discuss where the disability movement is right now and why, how each of us can help end ableism, and how to ensure the people in our sphere are getting the right messages about disability. This event is in partnership with Detroit Disability Power. Note that two sessions are being offered on the same day. No registration is required and the event is free. Click the link above for the Zoom link, which will be posted 15 minutes before the event starts.
Tuesday, February 22 | 6:30-7:30 PM | Zoom - hosted by the Chelsea District Library
Writing Workshop part 2: A Sense of Place in Your Writing
Join author and Serendipity Books' owner, Michelle Tuplin, for a discussion on the sense of place in your writing. There will be a short presentation on the subject, followed by a number of in-depth critiques expanding the theme. While submissions are not necessary to attend, participants are invited to submit a portion of their work (up to 2000 words) 2 weeks in advance of the workshop. If selected, the submitted work will be discussed with the workshop group. The author will also receive written feedback. Both fiction and creative non-fiction submissions are welcomed. Submissions should be sent to Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 8th, 2022.
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