Alice Wong: Online-Only

Eddie Hernandez

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Alice Wong: Online-Only

Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:00 pm PST

09/15/2022 6:00 pm 09/15/2022 America/Los_Angeles Alice Wong: Online-Only https://lectures.org/event/alice-wong/ lectures.org

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Co-Presented with The Seattle Public Library

Alice Wong joins SAL and The Seattle Public Library for a free community event celebrating the release of her memoir, Year of the Tiger. Wong is a disabled activist, writer, media maker, and consultant. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture created in 2014.

Alice is the editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people and Disability Visibility: 17 First-Person Stories for Today an adapted version for young adults. Her debut memoir, Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life will be available on September 6, 2022, from Vintage Books.

Year of the Tiger is a groundbreaking memoir that offers a glimpse into an activist’s journey to finding and cultivating community, as well as the continued fight for disability justice. In Chinese culture, the tiger is deeply revered for its confidence, passion, ambition, and ferocity. That same fighting spirit resides in Alice Wong.

Drawing on a collection of original essays, previously published work, conversations, graphics, photos, commissioned art by disabled and Asian American artists, and more, Alice uses her unique talent to share an impressionistic scrapbook of her life as an Asian American disabled activist, community organizer, media maker, and dreamer.

From her love of food and pop culture to her unwavering commitment to dismantling systemic ableism, Alice shares her thoughts on creativity, access, power, care, the pandemic, mortality, and the future. As a self-described disabled oracle, Alice traces her origins, tells her story, and creates a space for disabled people to be in conversation with one another and the world.

You can find Wong on Twitter: @SFdirewolf.

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