Alice Wong Longmore Lecture with Video & Transcript: "Storytelling as Activism: The Politics of Disability Visibility"

Alice Wong, an Asian American woman in a motorized wheelchair wearing red lipstick and a black patterned button-up shirt, holds the microphone next to Cathy Kudlick, a white woman with silver spikey hair and glasses, who smiles and looks at AliceOn April 3, 2018, we celebrated the fifth annual Longmore Lecture in Disability Studies with Alice Wong, founder/director of the Disability Visibility Project and co-partner of #CriptheVote. Interviewed by Longmore Institute Director Catherine Kudlick, Wong explored disability justice, savvy strategies for social media, intersectionality, and political engagement through storytelling. Wong, normally the interviewer herself in her work, opened up, "“As a person born with a disability, I’ve always been an activist, just by existing in a nondisabled world! I was an accidental activist. I was timid calling myself an activist with a capital A...” Fortunately, at the end of the lecture, she shared, "This was a much more pleasurable experience than I thought it'd be!" Missed this great event or joined us but are eager to take it again? Read the recap of all the live tweets on  Wakelet here, access the transcript here, and watch the video now!(Includes ASL & captioning): [youtube]