Access 4 All
James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
901 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Students, faculty, staff, community members and other interested stakeholders are invited to Access4All, a symposium and interactive presentation space focused on accessibility solutions.
The event is organized and led by students in GSWS 391: Resistant Bodies. Informed by disability studies, transgender studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, feminist studies, cultural studies, critical race theory, poverty studies, feminist care ethics and more, the event examines substantive topics such as: biomedical interventions to "prevent" disability, including reproductive justice concerns; geographies and institutional spaces of disability and accessibility; war, violence and militarization and their contribution to producing disabled bodies; the politics of "disfigurement" and cyborg futurity; masculinity, sport and disability including the celebrity "supercrip"; intersections of disability studies with transgender studies, queer studies and fat studies; and social movements, coalition building and resistance.
Lunch will be provided.
- Gluten-free, vegetarian and gluten-free/vegetarian lunch options (salads, sandwiches and wraps)
- Bathroom access for disabled and transgender/non-binary guests throughout the building
- Wheelchair accessibility into the building and, via an elevator, to the third floor
- American Sign Language interpretation during spoken presentations
- No planned flashing lights or loud sounds at this time (will update as we know more)
- No planned recording at this time (will update as we know more)
The event is organized by the VCU Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and co-sponsored by VCU Libraries.
VCU Libraries supports accessibility, both in practice and in the classroom. Resources are available to support study of the topics discussed in this symposium. These research guides may provide a starting place for further reading: