Friday, November 03, 12:45 pm–2:15 pm
Sponsored by the Folklore and Disability Working Group
We will view the film "Black Women on the Autism Spectrum," followed by a discussion with filmmaker Debra Robinson. An excerpt from a description of the film: "African American women often resort to changing persona as subterfuge to survive in society. The shifting or chameleon aspect of black women is an armor to deflect stereotypes, accommodate gender, race, and ethnic differences. The ability to be a changeling also means being able to read people and social situations expertly.” The film depicts the challenges and creativity of African American women with Autism.