The Emory Disability Studies Initiative (DSI) is pleased to present a renowned, local jazz band, Frank Barham – Brazilian Fusion, for its spring cultural event. Doors open at 7pm on Monday, March 23rd at the Emory Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Frank Barham has been a disability activist for decades, and in addition to a dazzling performance, the event will highlight Wheel 2 Live, a 302 mile tour for disability awareness that Frank will roll in his wheelchair along Sherman’s Path from Atlanta to Savannah. Planned in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), Frank will be stopping for performances, spreading information about disability resources, and raising money to buy wheelchairs. Wheel 2 Live kicks off at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on May 11th, and you can support this amazing project here.
Now in its second year, the DSI develops scholarly and artistic programming that stimulates and enriches conversations about disability, both within the Emory community and in the broader public. The DSI has helped establish Emory University as a preeminent institution for the study of disability across multiple fields.
Please visit the DSI webpage for more information on upcoming events.