Moving Close to the Ground: A Messy Love Song

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Traveling poet, storyteller, and social justice educator Eli Clare

Member pre-sale Tuesday, June 11. On sale to general public on Wednesday, June 12.

Celebrate Disability Pride Month at the Museum of Science with disability writer and activist Eli Clare as he combines storytelling and critical thinking to explore the lived experiences and meanings of crawling and scooting in the natural world. What do we lose when non-disabled people value strong steady walking over other modes of mobility?

This July, Eli comes to the Museum and reveals the intimacy and slowness he encounters when he moves close to the ground in an illuminating and vital evening of dialogue and exploration.

This program is free, thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

Register for the Event

Date and Time

Tuesday, July 30 | 7:00 pm

Audience

Adults 18+

Location

Blue Wing View Map

Price

Free with Pre-Registration

Language

English
Register for the Event

Date and Time

Tuesday, July 30 | 7:00 pm

Audience

Adults 18+

Location

Blue Wing View Map

Price

Free with Pre-Registration

Language

English

Member pre-sale Tuesday, June 11. On sale to general public on Wednesday, June 12.

Celebrate Disability Pride Month at the Museum of Science with disability writer and activist Eli Clare as he combines storytelling and critical thinking to explore the lived experiences and meanings of crawling and scooting in the natural world. What do we lose when non-disabled people value strong steady walking over other modes of mobility?

This July, Eli comes to the Museum and reveals the intimacy and slowness he encounters when he moves close to the ground in an illuminating and vital evening of dialogue and exploration.

This program is free, thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

Featuring

Eli Clare

White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in unceded Abenaki territory (also known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of essays, the award-winning Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberationand a collection of poetryThe Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion. Additionally he has been published in dozens of journals and anthologies.

Eli works as a traveling poet, storyteller, and social justice educator. Since 2008, he has spoken, taught, trained, and consulted (both in-person and remotely) at well over 150 conferences, community events, and colleges across the United States and Canada. He currently serves on the Community Advisory Board for the Disability Project at the Transgender Law Center and is also a Disability Futures Fellow (funded by the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation). Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queer Disability Conference.