‘Don’t Call Me Inspirational’

Self-Portrait, Harilyn Rousso

“Self-Portrait,” Harilyn Rousso

Harilyn Rousso, author of Don’t Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back, speaks from noon to 2:30 p.m. April 19, first floor auditorium, Disability, Health and Social Policy Building, 1640 W. Roosevelt Road.

Rousso, who has cerebral palsy, is one of the “founding mothers” of the U.S. disabled women’s movement. She has been involved in the disability rights and women’s movement for more than 25 years.

In her memoir, Don’t Call Me Inspirational, she describes what it takes to overcome disability prejudice, not disability, and how to lead a wise, witty, outrageous life, disability and all.

A light lunch will be provided.

Real-time captioning and interpreters will be provided for the event. Please email the Disability Resources Center at drc@uic.edu with questions regarding accessibility accommodations.

Sponsored by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women, the Disability Resource Center and the Department of Disability and Human Development.

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