2021 NSU Common Read Lecture is Oct. 13

Disability Visibility bookcover next to photo of Alice Wong

Alice Wong photo credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Alice Wong will deliver the 2021 Northern State University Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Attendees are invited to gather in the Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Jewett Theater to listen to Wong, who will present live via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public. ASL interpreters and captioning will be provided.

Wong is a disabled activist; founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project; and editor of the fall Common Read selection, “Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century.” “Disability Visibility,” an anthology of essays by disabled writers that gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, is available for purchase at the NSU Wolf Shoppe for $12.95 (plus tax).

Now in its 12th year, the NSU Common Read program has grown into the largest academic event on Northern’s campus, attracting internationally recognized authors. The event is supported through a generous endowment by the Poeppel family.

For more information or to request accommodations for the event, please contact Dr. Kristi Bockorny at Kristi.Bockorny@northern.edu.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions