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Own Voices Book Discussion

Event Type: Adults
Date: 5/12/2021
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 [Online] Disability Visibility: first-person stories from the Twenty-first century edited by Alice Wong. A groundbreaking collection of first-person writing on the joys and challenges of the modern disability experience: Disability Visibility brings together the voices of activists, authors, lawyers, politicians, artists, and everyday people whose daily lives are, in the words of playwright Neil Marcus, “an art...an ingenious way to live.”

According to the last census, one in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some are visible, some are hidden—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together an urgent, galvanizing collection of personal essays by contemporary disabled writers.

The Own Voices Book Discussion reads books by authors of marginalized or under-represented groups who write about their own experiences and perspectives.

Get the book on cloudLibrary or from the library (Vernon Area library card required).

Interlibrary loan copies of the book are available to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders (while supplies last); registration required.

Register below. Email address required; you will receive an invitation with instructions on how to log in to the online discussion.

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   Vernon Area Public Library
Location: ONLINE
Contact: Adult Desk
Contact Number: 224-543-1485
Presenter: Jessica and Emily
Status: Openings
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  • Attendee MUST give 24-hour notice of cancellation to allow others on the waiting list to attend

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