During the summer of 2002, Jonathan Mooney bought an old short school bus – the kind that transports students in many school districts to special education classes—and converted it into an RV. For four months, he drove 35,000 miles through 45 states to explore disability culture in America. What surprised him was that this journey led him straight to the myth of normalcy. Jonathan, like many labeled abnormal, spent his life chasing that myth before his trip. But he learned that people with disabilities make up a nation-wide movement that actively resists the constraint of normalcy for all of us. In Jonathan’s presentation he brings to life some of the individuals with disabilities who he encountered on his trip and profiled for his book. Jonathan shows how schools, institutions, and public policy enforce normalcy and encourages his audience to examine and challenge common notions of disability.
Sunday, April 13, 2008, 2:00 pm, Riley Hall, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio Co-sponsored in connection with the Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space at Otterbein College Courtright Memorial Library. For information contact Barb McKenzie at 614-891-3027 or firstname.lastname@example.org or web.
Monday, April 14, 2008, 10:00 am, Southern State Community College, Sardinia, Ohio. For more information contact Candee Basford at 937-695-0169 or email@example.com . Southern State Community College is located at 12681 US Route 62, Sardinia, Ohio 45171.
Monday, April 14, 2008, 7:00 pm, College of Mount St. Joseph Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information contact Kathy Hulgin at 513-244-4861 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The College of Mount St. Joseph is located at 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233.