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Discussion with Dr Susan Burch- Co-author of “Unspeakable, the Story of Junius Wilson”

July 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Zoom platform discussion with Dr Susan Burch, co-Author of “Unspeakable, the Story of Junius Wilson.”‘

This remarkable book tells the true story of Junius Wilson, a deaf man, who grew up in Castle Hayne, and was wrongfully imprisoned for most of his life. It is a story about ableism and racism that occurred before the ADA was signed into law. Dr. Burch will guide us through a powerful and thought-provoking discussion about his life and his UNSPEAKABLE story. What can we celebrate and learn from his story in the spirit of the ADA and the activist work of our disability rights ancestors? Most importantly where is advocacy and education still needed before we can truly say that people with disabilities have equal access.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm
ASL and CART provided
FREE – Registration is required to receive a Zoom invite
Email: brian.barnette@drc-cil.org

DONATIONS encouraged to support the dRC and HEARD.

About the author: Dr. Susan Burch is a disabled scholar-activist currently living in Vermont. She is professor and director of American Studies at Middlebury College, and the former director of Middlebury’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. She previously taught at Gallaudet University, King’s College (University of Aberdeen, Scotland), and the Ohio State University. Professor Burch also has worked as a research associate at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Her research and teaching interests focus on histories of deaf, disability, Mad, race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, and gender and sexuality.


July 28, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm