Events

Disability Cultural Initiative – Spring 2023


Chaplain’s Tea

Students, come join us as we partner with Campus Ministry for their biweekly Chaplain’s Tea! Come hang out and chat about disability culture with some delicious snacks.

  • Date: Tuesday, January 24th 2023
  • Time: 3 PM to 3:50 PM
  • Location: Healy Hall Foyer
  • This event is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpreted or zoom-captioned. Please contact disabilityculture@georgetown.edu for any accessibility requests.

Disability ERG Interest Session

Faculty and Staff: The Disability Cultural Initiative is in the process of gauging interest in a Disability ERG to provide employees with opportunities for networking and community-building. If you are faculty or staff and are interested in learning more, please come to an interest meeting!

Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, February 28, 2023

Disability Studies and Disability Cultural Initiative Artist in Residency

Ericka Hart (pronouns: she/they) is a black queer femme activist, writer, highly acclaimed speaker and award-winning sexuality educator with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Ericka’s work broke ground when she went topless showing her double mastectomy scars in public in 2016. Ericka’s voice is rooted in leading edge thought around human sexual expression as inextricable to overall human health and its intersections with race, gender, chronic illness and disability. Both radical and relatable, she continues to push well beyond the threshold of sex positivity. Ericka Hart has taught sexuality education for elementary aged youth to adults across New York City for over 10 years, including for 4 years at Columbia University’s School of Social work and the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. They are currently an adjunct faculty member at Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality.

  • January 23, 2023 at 2:00pm-3:30pm in HFSC Herman Room and zoom: Radical Sex Positivity
  • January 25, 2023 at 12:00pm-2:00pm on zoom: Office hours
  • January 26, 2023 at 2:00pm-3:30pm in HFSC Herman Room and zoom: Decolonizing Health: Rescheduled for April 13, 2023 at 12:00-1:30pm on zoom 
  • These events are wheelchair accessible, ASL interpreted, and zoom captioned. Please contact disabilityculture@georgetown.edu for any accessibility requests.

Hoya Relaxa

Students, join us as we create a rejuvenating space with a guided somatic practice lead by Dr. Jennifer Crewalk. Co-hosted by DCI and ARC. 

Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, February 7th, 2023
  • Time: 4 PM to 5 PM
  • Location: HFSC Herman Room and zoom
  • This event is wheelchair accessible, ASL interpreted, and zoom captioned. Please contact disabilityculture@georgetown.edu for any accessibility requests.

ACDC: Art Celebrating Disability Culture

Join us as we showcase student art in various mediums (dance, song, poetry), all celebrating disability culture. Sponsored by Division of Student Affairs and The Office of the President. Please RSVP to disabilityculture@georgetown.edu by March 1, 2023.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 15th 2023
  • Time: 6 PM
  • Location: Riggs Library
  • This event is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpreted. Please contact disabilityculture@georgetown.edu for any accessibility requests.

Crip Arcade

Gamers, come hang out and play games celebrating disability culture.  Co-sponsored by GU Gaming, Disability Cultural Initiative, and the Maker Hub. Hosted by Prof. Amanda Phillips.

  • Date: Sunday, March 19th 2023
  • Time: 2 to 5 PM
  • Location: Arrupe Multipurpose Room
  • This event is wheelchair accessible. Please contact disabilityculture@georgetown.edu for any accessibility requests.

Disabili-TEA with Disability Employee Resource Group (ERG)

A Disability Employee Resource Group (ERG) afternoon tea. We will share snacks and coffee from as we continue to build our community together. ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that bring together employees who share common interests and experiences. Please RSVP to disabilityculture@georgetown.edu by March 24.

  • Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
  • Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Location: Poulton Tent, Poulton 130, and Zoom (hybrid)

Climate Grief as Hope

Disability Centered and Jewish Spiritual Wisdom for Times of Transition. Co-hosted by Disability Studies and Disability Cultural Initiative.

An interactive talk and discussion with Rabbi Elliot Kukla

  • Date: Monday, March 27th, 2023
  • Time: 6 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • This event is ASL interpreted and zoom captioned. Please contact disabilityculture@georgetown.edu for any accessibility requests.

Hoya Relaxa

Students, join us as we create a rejuvenating space with a guided wellness practice. Co-hosted by DCI, ARC, and Active Minds.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 4th, 2023
  • Time: 4 PM to 5 PM
  • Location: HFSC Herman Room and zoom
  • This event is wheelchair accessible, ASL interpreted, and zoom captioned. Please contact disabilityculture@georgetown.edu for any accessibility requests.

Queer Space x DCI: Make Stim Toys

Come create stimulation/sensory toys with the DCI and queer space hosted by Dr. Amanda Philips! We will have materials to make destress balls, fidget spinners, and stimmy bracelets. Co-hosted by Queer Space, Disability Cultural Initiative, and The Maker Hub.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Time: 4 PM to 6 PM
  • Location: Arrupe Multipurpose Room
  • This event is wheelchair accessible. Please contact disabilityculture@georgetown.edu for any accessibility requests.

Soil and Spirit

Soil and Spirit: Animating the Intersections of Disabled knowledges and Endangered Forests. Co-hosted by Disability Studies, Disability Cultural Initiative, Core Pathways in Climate Change, and Department of Theology and Religious Studies.

An interactive session with artist Marina Heron Tsaplina

  • Date: Tuesday, April 25th, 2023
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 7 PM
  • Location: Hybrid: Hariri tent and zoom
  • This event is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpreted. Please contact disabilityculture@georgetown.edu for any accessibility requests.

DisCO Grad

Graduates: you’re invited to participate in the first annual DISCO Grad (Disability Community Graduation Celebration). The Disability Cultural Initiative (DCI) and a student advisory committee are planning a momentous celebration of disability pride and would love for you to be a part of it.

  • Graduates: Register by April 15.
  • Guests: RSVP by May 1.
  • Date: Tuesday, May 16th, 2023
  • Time: 4 PM
  • Location: HFSC Great Room and Zoom
  • This event is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpreted. Please contact disabilityculture@georgetown.edu for any accessibility requests.