“Defective and Deficient: Thinking about ‘Bad’ Bodies” — Eli Clare

May 17, 2018
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
Free event
Limited seating

“All too many people and communities are named defective and deficient in a thousand different ways. Those words are weapons used to create ‘bad’ and disposable body-minds. Through poetry, storytelling, and history, Eli Clare unpacks the power of ‘defective,’ exploring how it is rooted in ableism and wielded by white supremacy to strengthen racism.”

The Department of Philosophy welcomes Eli Clare to the UO campus on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Eli will present his work from 4 to 5:30 in the Knight Library Browsing Room.

Event sponsors: Center for the Study of Women in Society, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, College of Education, Department of Sociology, The Humanities Program, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, Oregon Humanities Center, and the College of Arts and Sciences.