[Athen] Sunday: Aimi Hamraie and Mimi Khúc discuss Disability Justice & Access-Centered Pedagogy in the Pandemic

Lydia X. Z. Brown lydia at autistichoya.com
Wed Feb 24 23:53:41 PST 2021

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Disability Justice & Access-Centered Pedagogy in the Pandemic

*Sunday, 28 February 2021, at 2pm ET / 1pm CT / 11am PT*

Join AWN for a fireside chat with Aimi Hamraie and Mimi Khúc about
access-centered pedagogy and disability justice.

Last spring, school went virtual for everyone from kindergarteners to grad
students. Some college students had no safe place to go to. Parents and
caregivers working in and outside the home have had to contend with
competing and sometimes impossible demands on money, time, and energy. Some
teachers, faculty, and staff have been pressured to return to in-person
teaching in unsafe conditions. Many students have been craving in-person
learning and community. Everyone has felt the demands to rush, and above
all, to perform and achieve despite the collective trauma and mass death of
the pandemic. And still the pandemic has hit disabled people at the margins
of the margins the hardest, depriving us of resources, support, and care.
This fireside chat between two leading scholar-activists will explore what
rooted in disability justice, can offer us all.

We will provide ASL interpretation and CART captioning for this event,
which participants will be able to join by video or phone.


Aimi Hamraie <https://aimihamraie.wordpress.com/> is associate professor of
Medicine, Health, & Society and American Studies at Vanderbilt University,
where they direct the Critical Design Lab. Hamraie is author of *Building
Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability* (2017). They are
co-founder of the Nashville Disability Justice Collective and Nashville
Mutual Aid Collective.

Mimi Khúc <https://www.mimikhuc.com/> is a writer, scholar, and teacher of
things unwell and Scholar/Artist/Activist in Residence in Disability
Studies at Georgetown University. She is the managing editor of The Asian
American Literary Review and guest editor of *Open in Emergency: A Special
Issue on Asian American Mental Health*. She is very slowly working on
several book projects, including a manifesto on contingency in Asian
American studies and essays on mental health, the arts, and the university.
But mostly she spends her time baking, as access and care for herself and
loved ones.

RSVP for “Disability Justice & Access-Centered Pedagogy in the Pandemic

Contact: Lydia X. Z. Brown
Director of Policy, Advocacy, & External Affairs
Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network
lbrown at awnnetwork.org

[Image: Event banner shows a photo of open books arranged in a circle.
There are photos of two people. The first person is Aimi Hamraie, an
olive-skinned, transmasculine-presenting Iranian person with short, dark
curly hair and rectangular glasses, smiles at the camera. They wear a blue
collared shirt and blue and green checkered blazer. Behind them is a blurry
green tree background. The second person is Mimi Khúc, a young Southeast
Asian person with short black hair faced away from the camera, speaking
into a microphone. She has a tattoo of a treble clef behind her ear. Her
photo is by Tommy Piantone. The corner shows the AWN logo - a large
"a" with a dragonfly on it, and the words awnnetwork.org]
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