Moving Close to the Ground: Crawling and Scooting in the More-than-Human-World
March 23 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pmFree
Combining story and critical thinking, disabled writer and activist Eli Clare explores the joys and tribulations of crawling and scooting in the more-than-human-world. For him moving close to the ground creates both disability access and intimacy with mushrooms, tree roots, and the fine grain of rock outcroppings. Join Eli as he reflects about ableism, the ways in which the non-disabled world privileges walking, the importance of disability community, and deeply loving forests, mountains, and beaches.
The program will be available in person at the Bell Museum and via Zoom. Please indicate the way you will be attending when you register via Eventbrite.
Please note: ASL and CART will be provided. In order to make this event accessible to everyone, please note any accommodations you need with your Eventbrite registration even if they are already being provided (such as online access, ASL, CART).
For the in-person program at the Bell Museum, we request that guests wear masks indoors. Doors open at 6pm and include an opportunity to visit Snow: Tiny Crystals, Global Impact, an interactive exhibition about the nature and wonder of snow and the impact of climate change on our snowy planet. Eli’s talk and the Zoom broadcast will begin at 7pm, followed by Q&A and book signing.
Eli’s book, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, will be available for purchase on-site starting at 6pm.
This event is hosted in partnership with the Queer and Trans* Ecologies Interdisciplinary Initiative. This initiative spans the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to explore questions in the fields of queer and trans* ecologies about new embodiments and social relations in the Anthropocene. They are hosting a dynamic, multi-day symposium on the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities campus on March 23-25, 2023.