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Editor's Bio: Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, writer, media maker, and consultant based in San Francisco and the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project.
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Welcome to KU Common Book 2022-23 - Disability Visibility Edited by Alice Wong
Considered an "urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people..." Wong's anthology celebrates the dynamic intersections of 21st century life in disability culture. She brings together a rich collection of writings from authors that engage readers to evaluate their relationships and understandings of disability, life, and more.
The KU Common Book is a campus-wide initiative to engage students, faculty, and staff across the university. A new book is selected each year that fosters critical thinking, and generates opportunities for shared experiences and conversation about topics and issues of significance in today’s world. The program has three goals:
· Build community among students, faculty, and staff
· Encourage intellectual engagement through reading, discussion, curriculum, and events
· Create a shared conversation about topics and issues of significance in today’s world
The program is coordinated by the KU Libraries, the Hall Center for the Humanities, and the Division of Academic Success.