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Disability Ecologies: The Art of Living on a Disabled Planet

LaToya Ruby Frazier, "Moses West Holding a “Free Water” Sign on North Saginaw Street Between East Marengo Avenue and East Pulaski Avenue, Flint, Michigan," 2019/2020. Copyright LaToya Ruby Frazier. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery.
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Moses West Holding a Free Water” Sign on North Saginaw Street Between East Marengo Avenue and East Pulaski Avenue, Flint, Michigan,” 2019/2020. Copyright LaToya Ruby Frazier. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery. 
When

Friday, November 18, 2022
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Where

In-person Event

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University
47 E Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824
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Details

Event Series
Open to the public
Free of charge

Join the MSU Broad Art Museum and HIVES for a conversation on disabled ecologies, what disability and animal rights Activist Sunaura Taylor defines as: the webs of disability that are created spatially, temporally, and across species boundaries when ecosystems are contaminated, depleted, and profoundly altered.” HIVES is an ongoing scholarly, artistic, and communal organization dedicated to developing an understanding of the ways in which matter and beings function in interdependent networks. This year HIVES is thinking about water justice as it flows into conversations on disability, madness, and neurodivergence. 

This event is held in conjunction with the exhi­bi­tion LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family in Three Acts that brings together photographs from five years of research and collaboration between LaToya Ruby Frazier and two poets, activists, mothers and residents of Flint, Michigan, Shea Cobb and Amber Hasan. Flint Is Family In Three Acts (20162021) was developed by Frazier to advocate for access to clean and safe drinking water for all regardless of race, religion and economic status. 

The Acts in LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family in Three Acts are being shown across three venues: Stamps Gallery (Act III) at University of Michigan, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (Act II), and Flint Institute of Arts (Act I), for the first time in Michigan and the U.S.


LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family in Three Acts is on view at Stamps Gallery from September 3, 2022 – January 14, 2023. For a complete list of public programs visit: https://​stamps​.umich​.edu/​e​v​e​n​t​s​/​l​a​t​o​y​a​-​r​u​b​y​-​f​r​a​z​i​e​r​-​f​l​i​n​t​-​i​s​-​f​a​m​i​l​y​-​i​n​-​t​h​r​e​e​-acts.