Alicia Marksberry
KU Libraries

Faculty, instructor programming available for 'Disability Visibility,' the 2022-23 KU Common Book

Wed, 04/13/2022

LAWRENCE — KU Libraries, the Hall Center for the Humanities and University of Kansas Academic Success will launch programming for the 2022-23 Common Book at Red Hot Reading on April 15 at The Commons. This program for the book “Disability Visibility,” by Alice Wong, will be followed by a series of workshops and discussions for faculty and instructors the week of April 18.

"Disability Visibility" book coverRed Hot Reading aims to bring awareness to the Common Book program and the 2022-23 selection. This first official look at KU’s 10th Common Book will include an interactive session featuring short talks from KU scholars providing resources and information to aid in teaching “Disability Visibility.”

Five presenters will discuss the book and ways to integrate “Disability Visibility” in classrooms and workplaces. Information tables featuring work by KU centers and departments on campus that align with the topics raised in the book will be on display. The event will begin at 4 p.m. in Spooner Hall. Participants are invited to join for a reception at the end of the presentations.  

The following week, April 18- 22, will include daily workshops and discussions surrounding “Disability Visibility” and ways to integrate the book into 2022-23 courses. Copies of the book will be available at all in-person events. Participants do not need to have read the book to attend.

Three hybrid workshops will be held and presented by KU faculty and staff:

April 19: “Bringing ‘Disability Visibility’ Into Focus: Classroom Guidance for Teaching the 2022-23 KU Common Book”

April 20: “Inclusive Research by Design”

April 21: “Connecting Primary Sources from the Dole Archive to ‘Disability Visibility’”

There will be both online and in-person discussion sessions for each event. Some presentations will be recorded.

Register online for more information on these discussions and workshops, including times and locations. Questions about the KU Common Book program can be directed to  

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