This event is part of a Centre for Feminist Research series exploring issues of bodies, illness, mental health, madness, disability, care and community on campus and beyond
In this event, a panel of staff and students will foreground their experiences to discuss issues of bodies, illness, mental health, madness, disability, care and community on campus and beyond.
These conversations will focus on the following: How do we experience ableism in the university and on campus? How are our experiences of illness, disability, madness embodied and how are our embodied experiences individualized, pathologized, and often psychologized? How do we transform these individualized experiences into transformative counter public feelings that subvert ableist structures in the university and beyond? What can the university do to dismantle ableist structures? How do we care for each other and ourselves? What does care and community look like in an ableist world? How does ableism intersect with racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia? How do we crip the university?
The panel includes - Lisa Blackman, Akanksha Mehta, Louise Chambers, Beeke Katarina Melcher, Lynsay Hodges, Saima Bhatti, Roshini Thamotheram, and Diana More.
Feeling Bad/Feeling Fine is a series of events curated by the Centre for Feminist Research in Spring and Summer Terms 2018-19. These events foreground feminist, queer, crip, and decolonial perspectives to explore - intersectional ways of thinking about madness, illness, and disability; the 'mental health crisis' in university and its connections to austerity and to corporatization, neoliberalisation, and marketisation of universities; the challenges facing disabled, ill, neurodiverse staff and students; structures of ableism and their intersections with race, class, gender, and sexuality; the pathologizing, individualization, and psychologizing of madness and disability; how mental health and disability unevenly impact marginalized communities; and importantly, what we can do to make a difference, to build community, to care for each other, and to create a mad-positive non-ableist university/world.
The venue (RHB 142) is located on the ground floor and is step-free and wheelchair accessible. The room will be scent-free and various lighting and seating options are available. If there is anything we can do to make the room accessible or comfortable for you, please let us know.
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