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Canary Knowledge: Chronic Fatigue, Chemical Sensitivities and the Limits of Medicine– Day 2

Canary Knowledge: Chronic Fatigue, Chemical Sensitivities and the Limits of Medicine– Day 2

Presented by the CSW | Streisand Center.

When: Friday, November 17, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm – Saturday, November 18, 10 am – 1 pm

Where: Hershey Hall Salon (158), 612 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (Parking structure 2 is closest)

Hybrid event. The event will be in-person and live-streamed on CSW | Streisand Center’s YouTube channel @UCLACSW.

With the surge in numbers of “unrecovered” from the Co-V2 pandemic, the public’s interest has turned to disability and caregiver activism, ongoing remissions protocols, and patient-led research networks established by those living with chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivity, tick-borne illnesses, and autoimmune conditions (e.g. HIV, lupus, Crohn’s). This conference bridges the immediate before and after of Co-V2’s effects on this growing population of the chronically ill, and often medically abandoned, to ask how they—like the proverbial canaries in the coal mine—have defined and laid the groundwork for disability justice, art, and activism. This event is part of a three-year multi-campus research grant at the University of California focusing on “Abolition Medicine and Disability Justice: Mapping Inequity and Renewing the Social Project.”

Download the flyer (PDF) https://csw.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploa…

Co-sponsors: Disability Studies

Division of Social Sciences

Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities Roger Wakimoto

Division of Humanities

UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives

View the event recap here: https://dslabs.ucla.edu/recap-oral-histories-of-environmental-illness-ohei-symposium-canary-knowledge-chronic-fatigue-chemical-sensitivities-and-the-limits-of-medicine/