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UO Disability Awareness 2017 Speaker: Maysoon Zayid

Jun 2, 2017, 6:00 pm

ZayidMason Zayid (comedian, disability advocate, actress, writer) will deliver a talk on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 6:00pm in Straub 156.Light refreshments and snacks at 5:00pm.

Maysoon is an internationally-acclaimed Palestinian-American writer,
actor, and comedian. Her comedy cheerfully smashes open stereotypes of
gender, ethnicity, and disability, insisting that “the world is broken,
but I have come to the conclusion that we can fix it” (TEDxAthens 2014).
She is co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab-American
Comedy Festival and tours internationally. She also spends several
months a year leading arts advocacy workshops for disabled refugee youth
in the Palestinian Territories. Her viral 2013 TEDWomen talk can be
accessed here:

WHAT: AEC’s 2017 Disability Awareness Event with Maysoon Zayid

WHERE: Straub 156, University of Oregon campus

WHEN: June 2nd 6pm (Refreshments and snacks served at 5pm)


THE ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION CENTER promotes access and full and inclusion
of students with disabilities into the university environment. We are
located in 164 Oregon Hall and welcome appointments from students, as
well as inquiries from parents, and consultations with faculty/staff.

This event is proudly co-sponsored by the UO AccessAbility Student
Union, UO Academic Affairs, the UO College of Education, ASUO Women’s
Center, the UO Arab Student Union, the University Center for Excellence
in Developmental Disabilities, and the UO Theatre Arts Department.