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Access 4 All

Text Reads: Gender, sexuality and women's studies presents Access for All: April 26, 2019 from 12 to 2 p.m. Cabell, Room 303.



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.

The event is free and open to all, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.

Accessibility Information

  • 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.

Additional Resources

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:


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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