Press Release: Navigating: On Disability, Technology, and Experiencing the World

Virtual public event on Tuesday, September 29, presented by The Hastings Center and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities

The Hastings Center will present the second in a series of events on September 29, to explore how people with disabilities are using—or choosing not to use—technologies to promote their own flourishing. Which technologies, and under what circumstances, truly enhance a person’s ability to live the most meaningful life? The series is developed by The Hastings Center and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The event will feature a panel discussion with Yomi S. Wrong, a health care professional, freelance journalist, and disability justice advocate; Rod Michalko, a sociologist who is blind; and Kim Q. Hall, a professor of philosophy who also teachers gender, women’s and sexual studies at Appalachian State University.

The series is organized by Erik Parens, a senior research scholar at The Hastings Center; Rosemary Garland-Thomson, a professor at Emory University, senior advisor at The Hastings Center, and co-editor of About Us: Essays from the Disabilities Series of the New York Times; and Joel Michael Reynolds, an assistant professor in bioethics and disability studies at Georgetown University.

The event will take place on Zoom at 3 pm Eastern time on Tuesday, September 29. It will have an ASL interpreter and will be closed captioned. Learn more and register here.

For more information or to interview Erik Parens, please contact:
Susan Gilbert
Director of Communications
The Hastings Center
845-424-4040 x 244