Crip Conversations

Crip Conversations: Disability Culture & Disability Studies series

Crip Conversations is an annual discussion series focused on disability, critical disability studies, and current events.

In these conversations, attendees will learn about disability culture and its nuances from self-advocates, activists, and allies. For a look back at previous episodes, check out our Youtube page or our archive on the right side of the page.


Crip Conversations | Disability as an Aesthetic: Disability Justice in the Arts with Patty Berne

Join Dr. Nick Winges-Yanez for a discussion with artist and activist Patty Berne. This seminar will focus on the praxis of disability justice and its incorporation into creative work as practiced by Sins Invalid*. Attendees will view film selections from Sins Invalid’s repertoire, followed by discussions of artists’ works, the directorial process, and the transformation of the theater into a liberatory space — for both performers and audience alike. *Sins Invalid commits itself to reflecting the beauty of disability and the non-normative body, centering disabled artists of color and queer / gender non-conforming artists with disabilities.

Date and Time: November 7, 2023 • 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Location: Virtual - Zoom Webinar


Crip* is reclaimed language used within disabled communities. It has a long history of being used as a slur, but now is used as a marker of pride, insider experience, and camaraderie. Not all choose to use it, similar to the reclaimed word queer.

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