QUEER DISABILITY CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Sessions & Presenters Bios of Featured Speakers

SUNDAY

Day & Time Nob Hill Room Mary Park Hall Meeting Room Cantina Video Room Lobby

9:45-11:15

Opening Panel
Emi, Vicky, Raymond
       

SESSION I
11:30-1:00

All-Girl Action: Crip Queer Women in Performance Queering Disability Activism, Cripping Queer Activism Partners, Lovers, and Allies: Celebrating Relationships Lawrence Shapiro's Media Images of the Amputee and Sexual Functioning of the Lesbian Amputee  

LUNCH-ROUNDTABLES
1:00-2:30

    Pop Culture    

1.45-2:15

        QD Photographers

SESSION II
2:30-4:00

Disability, Queerness, and Political Performance (In)Visibility, Recognition, and Marginalization: Queers with Non-Apparent Disabilities The Importance of Story    

SESSION III
4:15-5:45

Exploring QD Sexualities Legal Perspectives Writers Read Their Work: I    

5:45-7:15

        Reception

6:30-7:15

  Caucus Caucus   Reception

7:30-9:30

Performances        


MONDAY

Day & Time Nob Hill Room Mary Park Hall Meeting Room Cantina Video Room Lobby

SESSION IV
9:45-11:15

Crossroads and Borderlands: Narratives of Intersecting Oppressions Allies: What Are We Doing Here? Writers Read Their Work II Hillary Russian's Third Antenna: A Documentary about the Radical Nature of Drag  

SESSION V
11:30-1:00

Is Intersex a Disability: Lessons from Disability Activism in Building the Intersex Movement Theorizing Queer Disabled/Deaf Experience Seeley Quest and Emily Bender: Two Performances    

LUNCH
1:00-2:30

         

1:45-2:15

Caucus Caucus Caucus    

SESSION VI
2:30-4:00

Queer Care The Politics and Experience of Coming Out Creating Culture: QD Artists and Their Art Janice Carney's Transjan  

4:15-5:45

Closing Plenary
Diana, Eli
       

 

SESSIONS and PRESENTERS

DISABILITY, QUEERNESS, AND POLITICAL PERFORMANCE
Kim Hall, Bob McRuer, Jim Ferris

ALL-GIRL ACTION: CRIP, QUEER WOMEN IN PERFORMANCE
Carrie Sandahl, Ann Fox, Joan Lipkin, Julia Trahan, Terry Galloway

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES
Chris Daley, Carolyn Tyjewski, Susan Aranoff

THE POLITICS AND EXPERIENCE OF COMING OUT
David J. Connor, Santiago Solis, Jan Valle, Nora O'Connor, Robin Ottesen, Michael Sugarman, Tom Lakritz

THEORIZING QUEER DISABLED/DEAF EXPERIENCE
Kim Surkan, John B. Kelly, Amy Delorenzo

EXPLORING QD SEXUALITIES
Nancy Ferreyra, Raymond J. Aguilera, Loree Erickson, AJ, Julia Trahan

PARTNERS, LOVERS, & ALLIES: CELEBRATING RELATIONSHIPS
Katherine Babad, Samuel Lurie, Danny Kodmur

CROSSROADS & BORDERLANDS:
NARRATIVES OF INTERSECTING OPPRESSIONS
Amanda Tink, Chris Bell, Michael Robinson, Heather MacAllister

QUEER CARE
Doneley Meris, Laura Hershey, Alex Anderson

IS INTERSEX A DISABILITY? LESSONS FROM DISABILITY ACTIVISM IN BUILDING THE INTERSEX MOVEMENT
Emi Koyama, Cheryl Chase, Diana Courvant, Sumi Colligan

(IN)VISIBILITY, RECOGNITION, & MARGINALIZATION: QUEERS WITH NON-APPARENT DISABILITIES
Cal Montgomery, Peggy Munson, Willy Wilkinson

QUEERING DISABILITY ACTIVISM, CRIPPING QUEER ACTIVISM
Robin Stephens, Carrie Lucas, Kevin Irvine, Zan Thorton, Charone Pagett

ALLIES: WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?
Aruna Mitra, Cory Silverberg, Leah Dolmage, Fran Odette

THE IMPORTANCE OF STORY
Laurie McKiernan, Bob Guter

SEELEY QUEST AND EMILY BENDER: TWO PERFORMANCES

WRITERS READ THEIR WORK I: POETRY AND MEMOIR
Laura Hershey, Kathleen Rose Winter, Judith Grant, Raymond Luczak

WRITERS READ THEIR WORK II: POETRY, FICTION, AND EROTICA
Raymond J. Aguilera, Nomy Lamm, Leah Gardner, S. Naomi Finklestein

CREATING CULTURE: QD ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK
Riva Lehrer, John Killacky

POP CULTURE ROUNDTABLE
Amber Feldman

PLUS EXHIBITS AND VIDEOS BY:
Clove Tsindle
Janice Josephine Carney
Lawrence Shapiro
Hilary Russian
Kari Ann Owen
Syndy Sharp

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Poet, essayist, and rabble-rouser, ELI CLARE is the author of Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation and a member of the organizing committee that brings you this conference. Eli's work has been published in a variety of anthologies and periodicals, including Victoria Brownsworth's Restricted Access: Lesbians on Disability and Bob Guter and John Killacky's forthcoming anthology of writing by disabled gay men. With a long history as a dyke and a joyful present as a tranny whose life doesn't fit into the gender binary, Eli walks the borders and embraces complexity.

DIANA COURVANT's activist buttons and t-shirts, laid end to end, would stretch from San Francisco to Portland, Oregon, the lovely city she calls home. But she doesn't have time for that kind of thing, what with all the writing and speaking about domestic violence, anti-racism, disability rights, and trans, intersex, and queer liberation. Her identities include, but are not limited to: disabled, total dyke, activist, trans, smut-writer, and fire-eating babelicious goddess-chick. She also makes a mean peanut curry.

VICKY D'AOUST began writing for Lesbian Contradiction shortly after adopting her daughter over 15 years ago. Since then, she has been published in legal journals, three book-length anthologies about lesbian identity and disability parenting, and many other collections of stories. She watches X Files, doesn't usually attend conferences, and prefers the virtual life to the corporeal one. This will be her first major appearance since Outrights Conference in Vancouver in 1991. She is a bi-cultural, bi-polar, borderline academic with multiple disabilities. Text of Vicky's presentation.

EMI KOYAMA is a multi-issue social justice slut, synthesizing feminist, Asian, survivor, dyke, queer, sex worker, intersex, genderqueer, and crip politics. These factors, while not a complete descriptor of who she is, have all impacted her life. Emi is currently the Program Assistant for Intersex Society of North America, and the Community Board Chair for Survivor Project. Emi lives in Portland, Oregon, and has been putting the emi back in feminism since 1975. Email Emi at emi@eminism.org.

Painter RIVA LEHRER has been showing her work in Chicago since 1980. She focuses on the ways in which the shape of one's body affects the shape of one's life, using the language of figure painting. For the last few years she has been most interested in images of people with physical disabilities. Her current project, "Circle Stories," begun in 1997, is a series of portraits of artists and academics who have significant disabilities and explore disability in their own work. Participants include Eli Clare, John Hockenberry, Susan Nussbaum, Tekki Lomnicki, and Hollis Sigler. Work from "Circle Stories" and other series have been shown in galleries and museums across the country. Riva was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1958. She attended the University of Cincinnati and the School of the Art Institute. She teaches now at the School of the Art Institute, the Evanston Art Center, and is a visiting artist at a number of other universities.

RAYMOND LUCZAK edited the Lambda Literary Award-nominated anthology Eyes Of Desire: A Deaf Gay and Lesbian Reader (Alyson); he also wrote St. Michael's Fall: Poems (Deaf Life Press). The Tactile Mind Press is publishing his next two books-Silence Is a Four-Letter Word: On Art and Deafness and This Way to the Acorns: Poems--at the same time this July. Excerpts from his deaf gay novel, Men with Their Hands, have appeared in various periodicals. Seven of his plays have been workshopped and produced around the country; his next show A Pair of Hands: Deaf Gay Monologues will premiere on Friday, June 28th as part of the Queer@HERE Theater Festival at the HERE Theater in New York City. A screenwriter and filmmaker, he lives in New York City where he is completing his debut feature film Ghosted, which he produced and directed. He has just completed his first DVD project called Manny ASL: Stories in American Sign Language, which he also directed; it is coming out at Deaf Way II this July. His web site is www.raymondluczak.com.


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