Telling Our Stories: Reflections on “From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disability”

Date / Time

April 23, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Telling Our Stories: Reflections on From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disability


Pia Justesen


Gary Arnold

Timotheus TJ Gordon

Mary Rosenberg


What does it mean to tell — and share — disabled stories? Join lawyer and oral historian Pia Justesen as she talks about her experience collecting stories from Chicago-area disability advocates and community members for From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disability. She will be joined by three of the people whose stories are included in the book for a conversation about sharing disabled stories: What is the role of storytelling in advocacy work for equality and inclusive societies? What are best practices for doing oral histories or interviews? What is the impact of collecting and sharing our stories?


Friday, April 23, 2021

11am-12pm CST

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Access information: Live captions and ASL will be provided. For any other access requests, contact or 312-355-7050. 


Book raffle! Registration will automatically enter you in a raffle for free copies of the book! (Print and audio options available.) A portion of the book proceeds benefits Access Living, Chicago’s independent living center. 


ID: Black and white text on a teal background. In the middle, an open book with a yellow cover, with the names Gary Arnold, Timotheus TJ Gordon, and Mary Rosenberg coming out of it in red, yellow, and purple speech bubbles.

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