Alice Sheppard, in her wheelchair, rolls into a shoulder stand.

Hastings Center News

December 3–Belonging: On Disability, Technology, and Community

On December 3, The Hastings Center will present the first in a series of public events in New York City that will explore how people with disabilities are using—or resisting—technologies to promote their own flourishing. The series is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The event, “Belonging: On Disability, Technology, and Community,” will feature Haben Girma, the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School; Rachel Kolb, a writer and PhD candidate who was the first Deaf Rhodes scholar at Oxford; and Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, the first signing Deaf woman in the world to receive a PhD in philosophy. The series is organized by Erik Parens, a senior research scholar at The Hastings Center; Joel Michael Reynolds, the Rice Family Fellow in Bioethics and the Humanities at The Hastings Center; and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, a professor at Emory University and a Hastings Center Fellow. The event will be livestreamed.

Learn more and watch the livestream

(Pictured above: Alice Sheppard, in her wheelchair, rolls into a shoulder stand. Photo by Britten Traughber)


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