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Eli Clare Lecture: Notes on Cure, Disability, and Natural Worlds

Eli Clare, author and activist.

Join us at Mount Holyoke College for a lecture by disability writer and activist Eli Clare! 

As an ideology seeped into every corner of Western thought and culture, cure rides on the back of normal and natural. Insidious and pervasive, it impacts many, many bodies and minds. We need to respond not with a simple or reactive belief system, not with an anti-cure stance in the face of the endless assumptions about body-mind difference, but rather with a broad-based politics of cure mirroring the complexity of all our body-minds. Using storytelling and critical thinking, Eli Clare explores this drive to repair bodies considered broken.

Contact jinakim@mtholyoke.edu with further questions.