The Future of Disability Studies: Conversation with Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Yomi S. Wrong, Juliann Anesi, and Beth Ribet
UCLA Disability Studies invites you to an online conversation with Rosemarie Garland-Thomson and Yomi S. Wrong to discuss the field of disability studies and how it is or should be engaging with bioethics, the healthcare systems, and healthcare policy.
The conversation will be co-moderated by Juliann Anesi and Beth Ribet.
The event will have CART captioning, ASL interpretation, and be recorded.
For questions or requests related to disability access, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2022.
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, PhD, is professor emerita of English and bioethics at Emory University and a visiting professor of healthcare ethics at UCLA.
RGT is a senior advisor and fellow at the Hastings Center, where she is also chief project advisor for “The Art of Flourishing: Conversations on Disability and Technology,” a project supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is also a 2020 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar and a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 2021-22. RGT offers expertise in the equity, knowledge, culture, and ethics of disability to a broad range of institutions and communities, with a focus on the areas of medical humanities, healthcare ethics, and diversity and inclusion initiatives that go beyond compliance.
Yomi S. Wrong is a consultant, trainer, activist and self-described disability justice dreamer who works at the intersection of disability advocacy and equity in health care.
She serves as an ADA/504 compliance manager Sutter Health, a large, integrated system of hospitals, surgery centers and outpatient clinics located in Northern California. Prior to working in healthcare, Yomi served as Executive Director of the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley CA, the nation’s first cross-disability service and advocacy organization run by and for disabled people.
Juliann Anesi is an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at the University of California – Los Angeles. Her research interests include disability and indigeneity, educational policies, and decolonial feminisms.
As a community educator and activist, she has also worked with non-profit organizations and schools in American Sāmoa, California, Hawai`i, New York and Sāmoa. Juliann’s work has appeared in venues including Disability and the Global South, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600 to 2000; and Disability & Society. She is currently at work on a book manuscript, Tautua: Women’s Disability Activism in Sāmoa.
Dr. Beth Ribet is the Director and Co-Founder of Repair and earned her doctorate from the University of California-Irvine in 2005, in Social Relations (Sociology & Anthropology), and her JD from UCLA Law in 2009, with a concentration in Critical Race Studies. She wrote her doctoral dissertation based on interviews with Jewish daughters of Holocaust survivors in the United States. In addition to her non-profit sector work, Dr. Ribet is a lecturer in Gender Studies and Disability Studies at UCLA, and has taught previously at UCLA Law and Columbia University Law, among other institutions. Virtually all of her research and teaching incorporates some focus on the role of subordination, violence and inequity in creating new disabilities, injuries and illnesses among vulnerable populations. She also speaks publicly as a survivor of violence, and a person with disabilities.