DC History Conference

March 31 – April 2, 2022

A documentary by Day Al-Mohamed about the Invalid Corps will be among the myriad offerings at the DC History Conference, presented by the DC History Center. The Invalid Corps was group of soldiers left disabled by injury or disease and put into service toward the end of the war. Al-Mohamed said the most grievously wounded Union soldiers went home, but others were retained to free up able-bodied soldiers for more dangerous duties.

Disability & Journalism Forum 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

News UK is proud to launch Britain’s first-ever conference aimed at improving representation of disabled staff in newsrooms across the UK. On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, journalism diversity experts and leading disabled journalists will come together to discuss a variety of topics.

Revisioning Disability and Madness: Crip Poetics and Cultural Work

Sunday, 27 February 2022 – 4pm Eastern / 1pm Pacific

Please join the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network for an afternoon with Travis Chi Wing Lau, Kelsey Smoot, and Lo Smith in conversation with feminist disability studies scholar Jess L. Cowing to explore themes of madness, neurodivergence, and disability in poetry and art at the margins. RSVP

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity

February 28 – March 1, 2022

Join this unique moment to move forward together. Come reconnect and renew. Celebrate achievements, share lived experiences and lessons learned. As we explore innovative strategies for advocacy and activism, you are invited to weave in your voice. Together, we’ll magnify our collective power for meaningful action. Let’s mobilize!

Crip Poetry from Three Continents

Hear powerful poetry from award-winning disabled poets from around the world. Featuring live poetry from Australia, Mexico, and Europe. Sponsored by Disability Studies at the University of Toledo.  


  • Khairani Barokka – Indonesian poet and visual artist, author of Ultimatum Orangutan and Rope. Her work is widely published in art books and journals as well as literary journals.
  • Ekiwah Adler-Belendez – author of six poetry books, most recently Amor Sobre Ruedas/Love on Wheels. Winner of the George Garrett Award from AWP.
  • Andy Jackson – Australian poet whose most recent poetry collection is Human Looking.

Host Jim Ferris will kick off this Zoom reading February 28 at 6 p.m. EST (3 p.m. Pacific, 5 p.m. Zona Centro/Mexico, 11 p.m. British, 10 a.m. March 1 Australian Central)


Living in Madness: Decolonization, Creation, Healing

February – April 2022
Scholar and Feminist Conference

The 47th annual Scholar and Feminist Conference organized by BCRW is entitled “Living in Madness: Decolonization, Creation, Healing.” The conference will be virtual and sessions will take place over a period of weeks from February to April, 2022. 

This conference will explore experiences of madness, disability, survival, and refusal through the frameworks of mad studies, disability justice, and artistic practice.