Tue, Oct 31|
Georgetown University (Location TBD)
Access Intimacy in Nature: Assessing Care through Direct Experiences- Georgetown University
A workshop/presentation for the Disabilities Studies program at Georgetown University
Time & Location
Oct 31, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Georgetown University (Location TBD), Washington, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA
About the Event
Event is reservevd only for Georgetown University's Disability Studies program.
Meeting location to be confirmed via email upon RVSPing.
Please send any inquiries to thegivingcypress at gmail.com.
About the presenter:
Summer Crider, a professor of Gallaudet University and owner of "The Giving Cypress," a Nature and Forest Therapy guiding business, brings forth "access intimacy" in their transformative work. As a guide, who is also Deaf and Queer, their insights illuminate the nexus of accessibility, intimacy, and Nature Therapy. Rooted in Disability Studies and Cultural Studies, Summer's discourse, 'Access Intimacy in Nature: Assessing Care through Direct Experiences', reshapes paradigms of understanding how we navigate back to our most natural selves and care for one another and other living beings. Mindful of accessibility, they collaborate with marginalized communities, uniting mental and spiritual well-being with 'shinrin yoku.' (Japanese term for "Forest Bathing") A global explorer, Summer explores and celebrates diverse cultures, unveiling and reshaping our connection to the natural world. This fusion of social justice, disability and deaf cultural studies invites all to nature's healing embrace, embodying the symphony between human perception and the natural world.