Disability Matters: Stories by People with Disabilities

  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    6:30 pm
  • Founders Hall
    387 Maria Avenue, Saint Paul

    Founders Hall

    Information about Metropolitan State University's Founders Hall building location.
Disability Matters: An Evening of Stories by People with Disabilities event image

Metropolitan State University is proud to present an evening with some of the best storytellers with disabilities as we celebrate the launch of the anthology, Firsts: Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities. Join us as we welcome writers and advocates with disabilities from Baltimore, Boston, San Francisco and the Twin Cities who will read from the book on campus.

“These authors share stories of vulnerability, honesty and courage as they create their own paths to overcome negative assumptions about people with disabilities, held both externally as well as within," says Emily Smith-Beitiks, associate director of The Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University

Part literary salon, part panel discussion, the event will serve as a venue to discuss disability issues. The reading will be followed by snacks and light refreshments. Members of the Metropolitan State community can also enter to win a free copy of the book.

Tickets are available at no cost. The first 75 students, 10 faculty/staff and 10 community members to reserve their tickets will be given a copy of the book. Additional tickets are available through the general admission ticket option, but are not eligible for the book giveaway. Visit Eventbrite to RSVP.

Captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided for the event. If you have any other disability related needs for accommodation, including parking, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources by email or by phone at 651-793-1549.


If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549 or accessibility.resources@metrostate.edu.