Tucson Agenda co-founder Caitlin Schmidt is teaming up with the Tucson Tome Gnome and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona to host the seventh Solutions-Focused Community Book Club!

This book club aims to bring together interested community members from all walks of life to bond over a shared desire to make our community better for all – and be inspired by a shared reading experience! We can’t promise we can solve all the world’s (or Southern Arizona’s) problems, but we can connect, learn from each other, and build momentum toward positive change.

When: May 23, 2024 | 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Where: Community Foundation Campus
Book: Disability Visibility by Alice Wong

Please RVSP using the form below. Light refreshments will be provided.

About the Book

One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture.

From Harriet McBryde Johnson’s account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.

“Disability rights activist Alice Wong brings tough conversations to the forefront of society with this anthology. It sheds light on the experience of life as an individual with disabilities, as told by none other than authors with these life experiences. It’s an eye-opening collection that readers will revisit time and time again.” —Chicago Tribune

The Disability Visibility Project

Alice Wong founded The Disability Visibility Project as an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. Visit disabilityvisibilityproject.com/about to learn more about Alice, upcoming events, how to support, and to view other works published by disabled people, including essays, reports, and blog posts about ableism, intersectionality, culture, media, and politics.