• Wednesday March 16, 2020 4:00 – 5:00 PM: Undergraduate students Meet-Up
• Thursday March 17, 2020 4:00 – 5:00 PM: Graduate students Meet-Up
• Friday March 18, 2020 4:00 – 5:00 PM: Faculty and Staff Meet-Up
Access info: CART (live captions) will be provided. For ASL or any other access requests, contact email@example.com or 312-355-7050.
Communities of sick and disabled folks have been meeting online for years–on Skype, Zoom, Tumblr, Twitter, and social media spaces. The pandemic’s huge shift in how we are usually social has been tricky for many of us to navigate, but this series is all about framing virtual socializing as survival strategies with a long track record of giving joy, care, and connection.
Want to meet other people? Join us for an informal gathering to meet one another & build disability community!Join us for an informal gathering to meet one another & build disability community!
DCC Meet-Ups are intentional spaces for people who identify as disabled or are exploring their relationship to disability. We define disability and disability experience broadly to include any kind of body or mind that doesn’t fit into cultural norms about what a bodymind should be and do. This can include physical disabilities, sensory disabilities, psychological and/or mental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, chronic illness, chronic pain; it can include Crohn’s, dyslexia, neurodiversity, madness, et cetera. And we welcome those in our community who think they may have a disability but aren’t sure. Whether you have an official diagnosis or not, this space is yours.