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Eli Clare, “Cautionary Tales: Environmental Injustice, Disability, and Chronic Illness”

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CSW is delighted to welcome Eli Clare to UCLA to give a talk as part of our Chemical Entanglements research initiative.

About Eli Clare

 Photo description: Eli sits on driftwood log, smiling in the sun.

Photo description: Eli sits on driftwood log, smiling in the sun.

White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (currently known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion, and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies.

Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates all over the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference.

When he’s not writing or on the road, you can find him reading, hiking, camping, riding his recumbent trike, or otherwise having fun adventures.

About the Talk

Eli Clare’s talk is entitled “Cautionary Tales: Environmental Injustice, Disability, and Chronic Illness”

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon

Free Registration: https://uclacsw.submittable.com/submit/124392/free-registration-eli-clare-cautionary-tales-environmental-injustice-disabil

Free and Open to the Public

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Co-sponsored by:

  • UCLA Disability Studies Program
  • UCLA Department of English
  • UCLA Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS)
  • UCLA Department of Gender Studies
  • UCLA Division of Social Sciences


October 18
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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