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MIT Reads

To build community and foster understanding

MIT Reads

MIT Reads is an all-MIT reading experience that aims to build community and foster understanding. Events and discussions are open to the entire MIT community.

Fall 2023 book selection – Disability Visibility

We proudly announce our fall selection, Disability Visibility : First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong.

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About the book

One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people, each one representing its author’s unique perspective.  This anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understanding. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.

This book was selected in collaboration with Women and Gender Services.  Our partners include Disability and Access Services and the Disabilities Employee Resource Group.


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