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Diversity and Inclusion

(Dis)courses: Interdisciplinary Disability Dialogues

March 27, 2019 at 7:00pm9:00pm EDT

Watson Hall

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Syracuse premiere of “You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born,” an experimental film that tells the story of a woman with mental and emotional disabilities. The film screening in Watson Theater will be followed by a discussion and reception.

Filmmakers Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby are both faculty members in the Transmedia Department of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. They have collaborated since 1994 in print, installation, new media, curation and criticism, and art video. Their work has been shown at the Whitney Museum, The New York Film Festival, the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, and elsewhere. In 2011, they were featured filmmakers at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and in 2016 they were spotlight artists at the Images Festival in Toronto.

Sponsored by the Burton Blatt Institute and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The film screening will be captioned and presented with descriptive audio. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided during the discussion and ASL interpretation will be provided during the reception following the screening.

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This event was first published on March 26, 2019 and last updated on April 24, 2019.

Event Details

Parking is complimentary, on a first-come, first-served basis. On March 27, the Marion Lot will be available, with the Q5 lot designated for accessible parking. Parking locations can be found on the campus parking map. Questions about parking can be directed to Dee Bailey at or 315.443.5319.