Events Calendar

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October 29

Talk

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WHERE ARE THE DISABLED ARTISTS?

2:15PM – 3:30PM
Register to join us online at deptsec.ku.edu/~hr/forms/form/53

Join Judith Heumann, Katelynn Schultz (KU ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility), and Dior Vargas (mental health activist and creator of "People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project) in conversation with Rebekah Taussig (KU alum and author of “Sitting Pretty”) on the emerging issue of representation of disability in the media. Current representation of disability in media is most frequently portrayed by an actor without a disability instead of an actor with a disability. Actors’ portrayals of individuals with disabilities range from pitiful to heroic and use both harmful and outdated stereotypes. Honest and accurate representation of disability in the media is overdue and would be life-altering for both individuals with disabilities and society as a whole. This program is part of KU’s 30th anniversary celebration of the ADA. For details, visit https://accessibility.ku.edu/judith-heumann-2020.

Sponsored By: KU ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility, Spencer Museum of Art, and partner units and organizations across campus and the community

October 29

Talk

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION THE ADA AT 30: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

4PM – 5:30PM
Register to join us online at deptsec.ku.edu/~hr/forms/form/49

The Americans with Disabilities Act, signed by President Bush on July 26, 1990, was intended to ensure equal opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities. From Judith Heumann’s days as a camp counselor at Camp Jened to her days of leadership in the 504 Sit-in, her work has served as an impetus for action and change. Join Heumann in a conversation with Wesley Hamilton, a Kansas City father, founder of the philanthropic organization Disabled But Not Really, and a featured subject of Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” about life before the passage of the ADA, the impact of the ADA over the past thirty years, current disability rights issues, and what the future holds for the ADA and disability rights. This program is part of KU’s 30th anniversary celebration of the ADA. For details, visit https://accessibility.ku.edu/judith-heumann-2020.

Sponsored By: KU ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility, Spencer Museum of Art, and partner units and organizations across campus and the community

October 29

Talk

FRANKLIN D. MURPHY LECTURE SERIES: INTERSECTIONS OF IDENTITY: EXPRESSION, EXCHANGE, AND HYBRIDITY UNFINISHED (WE ARE WHAT’S LEFT UNDONE): IDENTITY, PERFORMATIVE RACIAL SCRIPTS & THE NECESSITY OF THE ANTI-COLONIAL ICONOCLAST

7PM – 8:15PM
Join us on the KU Art History YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UCRJOPyODK_5UQpxza7HBAjg

Artist and writer M. Carmen Lane discusses identity politics, intersectionality, and the paradoxes of socially engaged practices in contemporary art. Lane has said, “At the core of my practice is the investigation of the responsibilities inherent in carrying unfinished ancestral business in the body--individually and collectively within a system.” This lecture is part of the Murphy Lecture Series, which seeks to amplify the voices of scholars and artists whose work explores individual and collective identities as those intersect with notions of the body, dis/ability, gender, heritage, and race.

Sponsored By: Kress Foundation Department of Art History, Spencer Museum of Art, KU Department of Visual Art, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence Public Library, Raven Bookstore, BLACK Lawrence, and other community partners.

November 09

Activity

ART ME ANYTHING

7PM – 8PM
facebook.com/events/615457285830132

Get your Spencer Museum art fix the second Monday of the month on Facebook with Curator Kate Meyer. Head over to our main Facebook page and watch for the Art Me Anything post. Then comment with a prompt, anything from an artist name to an emoji, and Kate will reply with a link to a work of art in our collection.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

December 14

Activity

ART ME ANYTHING

7PM – 8PM
facebook.com/events/679637159564916

Get your Spencer Museum art fix the second Monday of the month on Facebook with Curator Kate Meyer. Head over to our main Facebook page and watch for the Art Me Anything post. Then comment with a prompt, anything from an artist name to an emoji, and Kate will reply with a link to a work of art in our collection.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art