The Spokane community is invited to engage in a conversation with disability rights activist Alice Wong, who is speaking virtually at the Spokane Community College Hagan Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2022 via YouTube.
About the program
The SCC Hagan Center invites speakers from across the world to join the campus community each winter and spring. Wong, who lives in San Francisco, will be interviewed virtually by SCC Dean Gwendolyn Cash-James, followed by an audience Q and A. Interview questions will touch on Wong’s activism career spanning decades, including starting the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.
Attendees of the 6:30 p.m. interview can register and watch here. All are welcome, and we especially invite those teaching in K-12 to join us.
About Alice Wong
Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, writer, media maker and consultant.
In addition to finding and directing the Disability Visibility Project, Wong is also a co-partner in four projects: DisabledWriters.com, a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, #CripLit, a series of Twitter chats for disabled writers with novelist Nicola Griffith, #CripTheVote, a nonpartisan online movement encouraging the political participation of disabled people with co-partners Andrew Pulrang and Gregg Beratan, and Access Is Love with co-partners Mia Mingus and Sandy Ho, a campaign that aims to help build a world where accessibility is understood as an act of love instead of a burden or an afterthought.
Wong’s areas of interest are popular culture, media, politics, disability representation, Medicaid policies and programs, storytelling, social media, and activism.
She has been published in the New York Times, Vox, PEN America, Catalyst, Syndicate Network, Uncanny Magazine, Curbed SF, Eater, Bitch Media, Teen Vogue, Transom, Making Contact Radio, and Rooted in Rights.
At a Glance
What: Hagan Center Speaker Series with Alice Wong
When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18
How to join: Register and watch along.
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