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On the Intersection of Queerness and Neurodivergence
February 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST$10.
Over the past 17 years, Nick Walker has played a key role in the emergence of the neurodiversity paradigm–a framework for scholarship, practice, and social justice work where treating human neurocognitive variations such as autism, dyslexia, and ADHD as medical pathologies or “disorders” is understood to be a form of systemic oppression along the same lines as the pathologizing of homosexuality in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Join queer autistic author and educator Dr. Walker for an uplifting conversation exploring the edges and intersections of neurodiversity, gender, Queer Theory, embodiment, creativity, somatic psychology, and the human capacity for transformation. Dr. Walker shares insights from her latest book, Neuroqueer Heresies, a decade’s worth of her most influential writings on the neurodiversity paradigm and autistic empowerment along with her radical conceptualization of Neuroqueer Theory–which applies a Queer Theory lens to neurodiversity.
Discover how queerness and neurodivergence intersect, and how we can liberate ourselves from the strictures of both heteronormativity and neuronormativity.
Free, suggested donation of $10.
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