Author Talk and Reading with George Estreich, Fables and Futures Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Join scholar and writer George Estreich for a conversation about his new book Fables and Futures, and explore why we must square advances in biotechnology with real but fragile gains for people with disabilities— especially when their voices are largely excluded. Books will be available for purchase, and light refreshments will be served. We welcome the opportunity to accommodate your needs. The SFPL Main Library is accessible for wheelchair users. ASL and captioning will be available via live stream.
Event Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Location: 6-7:30pm. San Francisco Public Library & live stream

 

If our new biotechnologies are to help us, we must see them clearly—and we must also recognize that, as currently constituted, they reflect and amplify our misconceptions about disability and our devotion to the often-destructive idea of 'normal.'

George Estreich is the author of The Shape of the Eye: A Memoir. His writing has appeared in Tin House, the New York TimesSalon, and other publications. He teaches writing at Oregon State University.

 

ASL will be provided for the live event. To request open captioning or any other accommodations for the live event, please call (415) 557-4290 or contact Jane Glasby at mailto:jane.glasby@sfpl.org at least 72 hours before the event. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us.

 

San Francisco Public Library & live stream. RSVP for the in person event here: https://www.geneticsandsociety.org/internal-content/reading-and-discussion-george-estreich-leads?fbclid=IwAR1kb-SiENtmC_hqpqgn4ROWoS1Q9t81dvEDpHR4wKTbMKBs_sG39kRNKEE

Live stream registration link here:  https://sfsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zwOOpFigQ42PMD8MdACs5w