Cautionary Tales: Environmental Injustice, Disability, and Chronic Illness

18oct4:00 pmCautionary Tales: Environmental Injustice, Disability, and Chronic Illness

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Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon

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Free and Open to the Public


CSW is delighted to welcome Eli Clare to UCLA to give a talk as part of our Chemical Entanglements research initiative.

White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (currently known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure andExile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion, and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies.

Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates throughout the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference.


“Cautionary Tales: Environmental Injustice, Disability, and Chronic Illness” will bridge Gender Studies and Disability Studies, addressing connections between environmental exposure, social justice, and disability.



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This event is co-sponsored by ISG.



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