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Disability Wisdom and Knowing Ourselves Whole

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

white flowers set against a blue sky

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
12-1:30 p.m. EST

In recognition of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month and our ongoing commitment to disability inclusion and advocacy, we are delighted to bring the Ritualwell community the opportunity for learning and reflection with scholar and activist Rabbi Julia Watts Belser. In this session, Rabbi Belser will lead us in interactive text study with a spiritual focus. We’ll begin by grappling with questions about reimagining the nexus of disability, beauty, and belonging—and then explore micro practices for loving our own bones. What tiny gestures and small reorientations might we use to nourish and sustain ourselves and each other, as we navigate an ableist world?

The session will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.

Julia Watts Belser, a white Jewish woman with curly brown and silvered hair, sits happily in her wheelchair in front of a flowering bush. She's wearing a patterned red blazer and red kippah (beret) to match.Rabbi Julia Watts Belser (she/her) is a scholar, spiritual teacher, and longtime activist for disability, LGBTQ, and gender justice. She is a professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Georgetown University and core faculty in Georgetown’s Disability Studies Program. She’s also an avid wheelchair hiker, a devoted gardener, and a lover of wild places.  Her latest book is Loving Our Own Bones: Disability Wisdom and the Spiritual Subversiveness of Knowing Ourselves Whole.





February 13
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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