GAWKING, GAPING, STARING: LIVING IN MARKED BODIES
A performance by Eli Clare
October 4, Monday
7 to 9 pm
READ THE REVIEW! Eli Clare, “Building Community/Resisting Shame”: Another side of living in Marked Bodies
For more information: please contact the NYU Office of LGBT Student Services at 212-998-4424.
Disabled people, trans people, fat people, and people of color all know what it’s like to be stared at. Through words and images, Eli explores the internal experiences of living in marked bodies and the external meanings of oppression and bodily difference.
Kimmel Center, Room 804
60 Washington Square South
White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare happily lives in the Green Mountains of Vermont where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written a book of essays Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation (South End Press, 1999, 2009) and a collection of poetry The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion (Homofactus Press, 2007) and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies. Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates all over the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference. When he’s not writing or on the road, you can find him reading, hiking, camping, riding his recumbent trike, or otherwise having fun adventures.
This event is free and open to the public. Venue is wheelchair accessible. If you need sign language interpretation services or other accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible.
ALSO: Join Eli Clare on Tuesday, October 5th for Digging Deep: Thinking About Privilege, a workshop at the Kimmel Center, Room 912 from 7 to 9 pm.
Organized by NYU Pride Month/Office of LGBT Student Services; co-sponsored by CSGS and by the CUNY Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS).
Portrait of Eli Clare by Riva Lehrer from the series Circle Stories