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Dying To Learn: A Mad Students Panel

Friday, February 28
7:00 PM— 9:00 PM

Presented alongside Rebecca Sweets’ immersive exhibit (Love My Dysfunctions) on now in the CSV gallery, Margin of Eras Gallery presents a conversation between mad and neurodivergent students + former students on anti-sanism and anti-ableism in academia ranging from topics such as the institutionalization of sanism and ableism in academic policy and culture, internalized ableism and sanism in the academy, and imagining what a mad-positive university might look like.

Charles Street Video
Space

CSV Workshop Space

Presented by

Margin of Eras Gallery

CSV

This event is part of:

Love My Dysfunctions

A conversation between mad and neurodivergent students + former students on anti-sanism and anti-ableism in academia ranging from topics such as the institutionalization of sanism and ableism in academic policy and culture, internalized ableism and sanism in the academy, and imagining what a mad-positive university might look like.

Panelists include:

  • Rebecca Sweets
  • Nadia Kanani
  • Twoey Gray
  • K Zimmer
  • Max Ferguson

The LOVE MY DYSFUNCTIONS art exhibition reflects a common practice of institutions individualizing mental health to avert accountability. As academic institutions deny their role in perpetuating high rates of student distress; flawed “solutions” such as anti-stigma campaigns, self-care initiatives, resiliency models, and other individualized notions become a standard and passive response. The oversaturation of band-aid initiatives serves to decenter the university as a systemic contributor to issues faced by Mad students and continue on a legacy of inaction.