Making disabilities accessible is the goal of Andrew Morrision-Gurza, who will present “Deliciously Disabled” at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center.
The talk, part of the President’s Speaker Series at Illinois State University, is sponsored by the University’s Diversity Advocacy and the LGBTQ Institute.
Morrison-Gurza is a disability awareness consultant whose passion is “making disability accessible to everyone.” He is the founder and co-director of Deliciously Disabled Consulting, a company, brand, and movement that aims to make the lived experience of disability accessible to pop culture.
In his work, he highlights the lived experience of persons with disabilities to show that disability is a universal experience we can all embrace. Within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, Morrison-Gurza works to deconstruct our homo-normative, body beautiful ideals and show that queers with disabilities deserve representation.
Morrison-Gurza is also the host of his own Internet radio program, Deliciously Disabled: A Discussion of Sex, Disability and Everything in Between for Voices4Ability Radio.
He has been invited to speak and guest lecture at several notable conferences including The Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Ally College Conference at Illinois State, the University of Toronto, York University, and Carleton University to name a few.
The President's Speaker Series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. All talks are free and open to the public.
For more information, or if you need special accommodations to fully participate in the Speaker Series, contact Julie Barnhill, director of Presidential and Trustee Events, at jtbarnh@IllinoisState.edu or (309) 438-8790.