Accidents of Birth: seren sensei
May 28 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017
4pm – 5:30pm
Accidents of Birth
presented by at land’s edge
We are not all the same, due to what I call “accidents of birth” that more often than not involve race, gender, class, able-bodiedness, and sexual orientation. We would be exploring this theme through a writing workshop wherein we discuss various ways to deal with accidents of birth. They can range from the fantastic to the mundane, addressing the concept that you are born into a body, and with it can come many expectations. How do you free yourself from ideas placed upon your body due to race, gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability, and/or class?
A wheelchair accessible entrance (via portable ramp) and a wheelchair accessible bathroom will be provided.
Public transit via the Chinatown Gold Line Station. Street parking available.
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