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Reading The Right to Maim

February 10 February 24

HRLA is hosting a two-part seminar dedicated to reading Jasbir Puar’s The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (2017). The Right to Maim, which argues that debilitation is a defining feature of settler colonialism, culminates in a devastating analysis of the production of Palestine as “available for injury.” This seminar is an artist-centered reading group and, like other HRLA seminars, is intended to support collective reading and thinking. (People who are neither artists nor art workers but keen to be in community with us are welcome.) Meetings will be held online on February 10 and February 24 at 11am, and will be led by Jennifer Doyle. People who register for the seminar will get a reading guide (as we’ll focus on specific parts of the book) and links to background reading and videos. Our sessions will open with an overview and some grounded talking points that lead to conversation within smaller groups. The sessions will end with everyone coming back together for a group discussion. Register for our seminar here.