Panel Discussion: Deaf and Deaf-Blind Spectatorship
Sponsored by the Council for the Study of Disability at New York University
Thursday, January 31st, 2013, 9:30 – 10:15 pm
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
The panel will discuss deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind spectatorship as well as technologies of theater accessibility.
Rebecca Sanchez, Assistant Professor of English at Fordham
Ian Hetherington, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema Studies at NYU
Adina Tal, Founder and Artistic Director of Nalaga'at Theater and Nalaga'at Center in Tel Aviv
Moderated by Mara Mills, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU
The panel event is free for individuals with tickets to the 8pm performance of Not By Bread Alone. For tickets and information about all performances January 16 to February 3, 2013: http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/notbybreadalone
Co-sponsored by The Center for Media, Culture and History, The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
REELABILITIES: NY DISABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, March 8th
NYU screenings in conjunction with the festival showcase of award-winning films by and about people with disabilities. For more information on the full screening schedule March 7-12, please visit: www.reelabilities.org.
3 - 5 PM: NYU MEDICAL CENTER, 550 1st AVENUE, ALUMNI HALL B
WILLOWBROOK (Dir: Ross Cohen, USA, 2012, USA, 16 min, narrative).
In 1964, a young pediatrician begins his residency at Willowbrook State School in Staten Island, only to discover that the institution is conducting Army funded experiments on developmentally disabled children.
FLYING ANNE (Dir: Catherine van Campen, Netherlands, 2010, 21 min, documentary).
Eleven-year-old *Anne has Tourette’s syndrome. Afraid of being teased at school, she tries to keep her uncontrollable tics in check though she prefers ‘flying’ through life so no one notices. *Pictured in photo, above.
Discussion: Arthur Caplan (Director, Division of Bioethics, NYU Medical Center); Barron Lerner (NYU Medical Center). Moderator: Helena Hansen (NYU Medical Center/Anthropology).
6 - 8 PM: 721 BROADWAY, CINEMA STUDIES, MICHELSON THEATER, 6th FLOOR
HABANA MUDA (Dir: Eric Brach, France/Cuba, 2011, 61 min, documentary).
Chino, a deaf man debates leaving Cuba for Mexico to join Jose, his gay Mexican lover,who wonders if Chino is using him to support his wife and children.
Discussion: Noelle Stout (Anthropology, NYU); Randy Mowry (Steinhardt, NYU)
Moderator: Faye Ginsburg (Anthropology, NYU)
THURSDAY, MARCH 28th:
WHO CARES ABOUT KELSEY? (Dir: Dan Habib, 75 min., 2011)
6:30 - 8:30 PM: Tisch School of the Arts, Room 006, 721 Broadway, Room 006
This remarkable documentary explores the journey of emotionally-challenged high school student Kelsey, helped by a pioneering innovative educational program. Discussion: Kelsey Caroll; filmmaker Dan Habib (University of New Hampshire); Kristi Koenig (Steinhardt, NYU); Lynne McVeigh (Tisch, NYU)
THURSDAY, APRIL 11th:
WHEN PROSTHETICS SPEAK: ART, DESIGN, AND ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
5:30 - 7 PM: Payne Room, 4th Floor Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East*
Talk by Sara Hendren (Art and the Public Domain, Graduate School of Design, Harvard)
Moderator: Mara Mills (Department of Media, Culture, and Communication)
Co-sponsor: The Rusk/Steinhardt Committee. *Photo ID required to enter building.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19th:
10 AM - 3 PM: 19 University Place, Room 102
4 - 7:30 PM: Social and Cultural Analysis, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
A disability studies mini-conference organized by Professors Lisa Duggan, Mara Mills and Robert McRuer, addresses the convergence of queer, feminist, and disability epistemologies. Keynote by Mel Chen (Gender & Women’s Studies, Berkeley)
Co-sponsors: Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies; Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.
For more information on The Center for Religion and Media and The Center for Media, Culture and History and our events, go to www.crmnyu.org andwww.cmchnyu.org New York University