December 15, 2022
5:00 pm
6:00 pm

An evening with Dr. Sami Schalk, author of Black Disability Politics


Join us to celebrate disability leadership by congratulating the 2022 Fellows, welcoming new Members and 2023 Fellows, and connecting with fellow positive disruptors. Our leaders have made incredible achievements in 2022 by bringing a needed disability perspective and a strong disability voice to tables of influence and power.

To celebrate these achievements, we have invited Dr. Sami Schalk, author of Black Disability Politics, a highly acclaimed book that explores how issues of disability have been and continue to be central to Black activism from the 1970s to the present. Dr. Schalk will join us for a fireside chat followed by a brief networking opportunity.  

We are so grateful to our Members for your leadership, membership, and support. As we close out the year celebrating all of our accomplishments, please consider investing in our work by making a donation, if you’re able to, when registering for this event.  

This is a Network only event. Please do not forward this invitation to non-members.

Meet Our Guest:

Dr. Sami Schalk (she/her) is an associate professor of Gender &Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction(Duke 2018) and Black Disability Politics(Duke2022). Dr. Schalk’s academic work focuses on race, disability, and gender in contemporary American literature and culture. She also writes for mainstream outlets, including a monthly column called “Pleasure Practices” in TONE Madison. Dr. Schalk identifies as a fat, Black, queer, disabled femme and a pleasure activist.

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