Likely you won't be able to make it to this "Out of Sight!" event described below. However, I wanted to make sure you knew of it and thus know that Rod Michalko (University of Toronto) is retiring from university teaching. If you would like to send a message please see email below or send directly to his email: firstname.lastname@example.org<
All the best,
Tanya Titchkosky, PhD
Associate Professor, Disability Studies
Associate Chair and Graduate Co-ordinator
Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education,
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Office: 12th floor OISE, 12-236
Toronto, ON, M5S 1V6
Subject: May 18th, Out of Sight! OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, TO, 5-160 followed by 12th floor reception
Hi & apologies if you have already received this and please forward to those who should receive this,
Attached you will find a poster regarding a May 18th half day symposium, "Out of Sight," followed by a reception all of which is at OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (above the St. George Subway stop).
"Out of Sight!" is partly an exploration of blindness and creative expression and partly a celebration of Dr. Rod Michalko's scholarship and teaching in disability studies as he retires from 25 years of university teaching.
"Out of Sight!" begins at 3:00 pm on the fifth floor, 5-160 of OISE, with Dr. Rinaldo Walcott and I discussing some of the implications of Rod's work. Then poet, playwright and actor, Lynn Manning http://lynnmanning.com/ and Rod are hosting a seminar called, "Writing Blind: Blindness Inspired Writing & Writing Inspired Blindness." Their seminar is also in room 5-160 and is from 4:30 till 6:00. We end the day with a reception and celebration. There will be an open bar, food, a few speeches, perhaps an open mic all in the new 12th floor OISE lounge (far south off the 12th floor elevator) till about 10pm!
Feel free to come for any part of this event or send a message that we will collect, read at the reception and maybe even record. So, please feel free to send a message.
Looking forward to thinking and celebrating with you and please forward this,
Tanya Titchkosky, OISE/UT
Please RSVP for reception and/or to request info or accommodation...
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