“SPH Reads” is a community wide reading program hosted annually by the BUSPH Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice. It aims to encourage critical thought and discussion centered on a carefully chosen, thought-provoking book. The Fall 2023 selection is Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century. Disability Visibility is an anthology of essays by disabled people edited by Alice Wong, the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.


The Disability Visibility Project.

Alice Wong’s new memoir, Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life is available now from Vintage Books.

BU Today Article: Helping Autistic Adults Have Healthy Relationships


  • Photo of Alice Wong, an Asian American disabled woman in a power chair. She is wearing an orange and black tiger-striped sweater, black pants, a bold red lip color and a trach at her neck. In the background is a gray cement wall with greenery. Photo credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography.

    Alice Wong

    Disabled Activist, Writer, Media Maker, and Consultant

  • Photo of Yvette Cozier, a Black woman standing in front of a white wall. She has short cropped hair, is wearing a red top, and dangling earrings.

    Yvette Cozier

    Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, Boston University School of Public Health (MODERATOR)


Please note that the speaker’s contract requires us to remove the event recording two weeks after the live event (September 28, 2023).

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