Free showing tomorrow of disability film plus discussion

Wednesday, 1 March dis/cinema will be screening the film Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty, facilitated by Dr Kirsty Liddiard, Research Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Sheffield.  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend. There will also be catering by The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield!

DETAILS:

Screening of Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty

Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

The Diamond, room G.04, University of Sheffield

Screening at 6:00pm

Free to attend

Reserve your spot through Eventbrite

 

Sins Invalid is a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists. The film explores themes of sexuality, beauty, and the disabled body. Watch a trailer

Dr Kirsty Liddiard is a Research Fellow in the School of Education and Co-Leader of the Institute for the Study of the Human (iHuman), University of Sheffield. Kirsty’s research explores disability, gender, and sexual and intimate citizenship in contemporary dis/ableist cultures. Visit Kirsty’s website

The Real Junk Food Sheffield promotes the value of food and the value of people, in part by reducing unnecessary food waste, improving the availability of food for everyone, and promoting critical skills and understanding in relation to food. Visit them here

*For accessibility enquiries, contact us at discinemasheffield@gmail.com

**See dis/cinema wordpress for more details.

@discinema on Twitter

dis/cinema is a new initiative put in motion by PhD students at the University of Sheffield, which offers film and documentary screenings with themes of disability, mental health, and related stigma. In subsequent series, dis/cinema plans to show screenings that address further themes of ‘otherness’ as disruptions to the status quo. Screenings will always be followed by a Q&A which will be facilitated by either a director/producer of the film and/or an individual who does work within the context of the specific film being screened. dis/cinema aims to create a space to discuss and more clearly identify issues and stigma around ableism, or discrimination against people with disabilities.

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About The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

The Autism Centre is part of the Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion within the Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University. The Autism Centre promotes a view of autism as a different way of being. Whilst many people may live happy and accomplished lives with autism, different ways of being can challenge and confuse others. To help with understanding The Autism Centre delivers accredited courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Its team of academics engage with research and consultancy and publish widely on the autism spectrum and disability.
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