Online Book Club

Online Book Club

On Line book Club: All Our FamiliesDisability Network is pleased to announce the revival of our book club with a new twist. The Disability Network Online Book Club meets every few months, giving everyone plenty of time to get and read the next book.

All books selected for the Online Book Club will have a disability focus and will be available in alternative formats. We will include many genres including fiction, non-fiction and biographical. It is our hope that these books will engage thought-provoking conversation, provide learning opportunities for all, and be a fun way to spend some time together.

So sit back, get comfortable, and let’s explore the awesome world of written storytelling!

If you have any questions regarding our Online Book Club or need assistance finding the book in alternative format, please follow this link to email Tyler or call him at (269) 345-1516 x122.

Book Club: December 2022

Book jacket: All Our Families

All Our Families
by Jennifer Natalya Fink  

Thursday, December 15
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Weaving together stories of members of her own family with sociohistorical research, Fink illustrates how the eradication of disabled people from family narratives is rooted in racist, misogynistic, and antisemitic sorting systems inherited from Nazis. By examining the rhetoric of genetic testing, she shows that a fear of disability begins before a child is even born and that fear of disability is, fundamentally, a fear of care. Fink analyzes our racist and sexist care systems, exposing their inequities as a source of stigmatizing ableism. All Our Families challenges us to re-lineate disability within the family as a means of repair toward a more inclusive and flexible structure of care and community.

And a special thanks to our friends at Disability Network Mid-Michigan for a great collaborative with us, making these Online Book Club discussions even better!

Registration:

Participation in this event is available through an internet connection or a phone call. Please register in advance below. Disability Network Southwest Michigan believes all people deserve full access and inclusion in our programs and services and will make every effort to secure necessary accommodations for participants in our events. Please register as soon as possible if you will require an accommodation to participate.

    December 15, 2022 at 12:00 PM

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