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March 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Education, Health, Kinesiology, Medical Rehabilitation, Medicine, News Release, Nursing, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Research, Students, human ecology, infrastructure, psychology

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 3:00 pm., Karina Cardona Claros, a student in the department of environment and geography, will be presenting a talk titled “Creative Skills for Confronting the Ableist City: Resisting Immobility Following Spinal Cord Injury.”

Cardona Claros will be telling the story of growing up with a visible disability, and how it has shaped her view of what it means to be human.

She explains: “My own adaptation to living with dis/ability began in a children’s hospital where my window overlooked a funeral chapel. In this environment, I developed a perception that my body was somewhere between dead and alive. Over the years, creativity has helped me to adopt the attitude that if I am going to be stared at and interrogated so consistently, perhaps I ought to dress up for the occasion and call it fun!”

She adds: “We are all implicated in the production of dis/ability.”

Cardona Claros’ talk is part of the speaker series (Re)Visioning Inclusion and Access: Blazing Innovative Disability Research Trails. The series of presentations is co-sponsored by Disability Studies and Education at the University of Manitoba.

This series will profile innovative research related to disability, discussed by people across University of Manitoba. The series will lead to a think-tank in May, 2013, around how to promote disability research at the University of Manitoba.

What: Creative Skills for Confronting the Ableist City: Resisting Immobility Following Spinal Cord Injury
Who: Karina Cardona Claros, environment and geography
Where: 327 Education Building, Fort Garry Campus
When: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

For more information on disability research at the University of Manitoba, visit: http://www.umanitoba.ca/disability_studies

For more information, contact Tanis Woodland, Disability Studies, at:
204-474-7017, or email: disability_studies@umanitoba.ca

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