June’s Dis/Representation: Reading into Disability

Join us to discuss fiction and nonfiction readings on disability justice!

In-person discussion in a NEW location, same building but new room: 208 Terrell Hall, Portland Community College Cascade Campus, 6:00-8:00pm.

If you would like to participate in real time from your home, by phone or computer, go to http://DisRepresentation.com/ for information on how to access the conversation online!

Also join us at DisRepresentation.com for online discussion of the readings anytime!


Whether you read everything, one of these pieces, or none of these reading selections, WE WANT YOU HERE!



Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is widely available in libraries and bookstores. The text is also available for free on Project Gutenberg. You can also read a copy for free in several accessible formats at the Internet Archive.And there is a free audiobook available on Librivox, read by a human.

Chris Hewitt, Four Poems in Bent:



Cal Montgomery, “Harry Potter and Separatism” from A Ragged Edge Online: http://www.raggededgemagazine.com/focus/potter0604.html

Renee Martin at Womanist Musings, “You’re cured now right” http://www.womanist-musings.com/2012/02/youre-cured-now-right.html

Garland-Thomson, “Staring at the other,” Disability Studies Quarterly 2005 v. 25 no. 4, http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/610/787

Hel, Black Broken & Bent, “What’s apparent?” http://blackbrokenandbent.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/whats-apparent/

Building Radical Accessible Communities Everywhere, “Inspiration Porn” http://buildingradicalaccessiblecommunities.blogspot.com/2012/02/inspiration-porn.html?zx=39542697836e416b

In the next week we’ll put up concept maps/summaries in accessible language.

To participate in real time online, see http://www.disrepresentation.com/reading-group/

And watch this space for the link to the Blackboard Collaborate session.

Dis/Representation is a program of Disability Art & Culture Project (https://dacphome.org/), Portland Community College Disability Services, Gimp Girl (http://www.gimpgirl.com/) and other community partners!

Portland Community College is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Institution.

This program was made possible in part by grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant programs.


Contact disabilityartculture@gmail.com with access questions or requests.

Wheelchair accessible

Natural light and (optional) low-flicker fluorescent lighting.

There will be a live captioning stream available through the website to online participants and projected on a screen during the program.

ASL interpreting available by request (please let us know at disabilityartculture@gmail.com).

Accessible by transit (72 bus, within a mile of yellow line Max Killingsworth stop).

Please refrain from wearing scented products.

Gender neutral restrooms available in two accessible adjacent campus buildings.

Armless chairs available.

There is an elevator to the second floor of Terrell Hall and power buttons on the building’s outer doors and restrooms.


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