Author, Ellen Forney, speaking at GWU Composing Disability Symposium on April 3rd. If you’re in the area check it out.
Composing Disability is a biennial conference series sponsored by George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Disability Support Services, English Department, and University Writing Program. The second installment of this event series, Composing Disability: Diagnosis, Interrupted, is scheduled for April 3-4 2014 in the Jack Morton Auditorium of GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs. This event will offer a series of panel presentations, keynote speeches and performances that take as their focus the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (published May 2013), examining the fraught relationship between the diagnostic work of the medical industry and the embodied lives of disabled people.