2014 University of Rochester Disability Studies Cluster Symposium
“Complicating Normalcy: Disability, Technology, and Society in the Twenty-First Century” symposium
One of the biggest honors for FIXED is happening this Friday, Nov 14th. The University of Rochester’s Disability Studies Cluster has organized a day-long symposium using the film as a jumping off point. Director Regan Brashear and FIXED superstar Dr. Gregor Wolbring will be the keynote speakers, following a screening of the film.
We can’t wait to be a part of this exciting event, to meet all of the attendees and to learn about everyone’s work and how it intersects with the film in different ways!
Please join us for the University of Rochester’s first Disability Studies Cluster Symposium on November 14. Themed “Complicating Normalcy: Disability, Technology, and Society in the Twenty-First Century,” the symposium is organized around the documentary film FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement. The film explores the meaning of “disability” and “normalcy” in contemporary times through the examination of technological and pharmacological advances designed to “fix or enhance the human body” and the bioethical implications and social tensions that arise from these scientific advances.
Registration is free. Coffee, a light breakfast, and lunch will be provided.
Regan Brashear, producer and director of Fixed, has been working on disability, economic, racial, LGBTQ, and youth justice issues for over two decades through documentary film, theater, union organizing, community forums, and grassroots activism. Previously, Brashear served as a producer and community engagement coordinator at Open Eye Pictures, a documentary-production company in Sausalito, Calif., doing community engagement for the Academy Award-shortlisted film Under Our Skin and as co-producer for The Grove, a film about the National AIDS Memorial Grove. Both films aired on PBS stations across the country in 2011. […]