Annual Longmore Lecture: Alice Sheppard

Alice Sheppard in wheelchair doing dance moves
Event Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Location: On-Campus: Humanities Building, Room 587

The Annual Longmore Lecture in Disability Studies presents “Movement Is The Movement: Art, Activism, and Disability Aesthetics"

Alice Sheppard, a wheelchair rider, stares intensely into the camera while gracefully bending forward with her arms open wide.

Alice Sheppard takes her performance and dance-making practices offstage, placing her commitment to the disability arts movement at the center of her academic and activist work.

Bio: Alice Sheppard is is a freelance dancer and choreographer. She has danced with companies such as AXIS Dance Company. She is also the co-founder of SheppardDeS, a duet company that questions mainstream representations of disabled, racialized bodies.

Free and open to the public!
Light refreshments will be served.

We are eager to make this an accessible event! Please refrain from wearing scented products so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. For other accommodation requests, contact Emily Beitiks by February 16, 2015: 415-405-3528 or