November 18, 2012—“Empowering Young Women with Disabilities Conference,” sponsored by Easter Seals, Boston, MA. Keynote speech/reading.

December 6, 2012—“Perspectives on Disability” class, Long Island University Brooklyn’s School of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Reading.

January 1, 2013—“Black Blizzard,” the 19th Annual Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza, Dixon Place, New York, NY. Reading.

February 7, 2013NY Writers Coalition Writers Group at CIDNY (Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York), New York, NY. Reading and Discussion.

February 20, 2013—Gottesman Libraries, Room 306, Russell Hall, Teachers College/Columbia University, 525 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. 4-5:30 PM. Reading.

February 22, 2013—Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, 15-17 3rd Street, Troy, NY 12180.   518-274-0701 (V/TTY). 7 PM. Reading and Book Signing.

February 27th, 2013—CUNY Graduate Center, Segal Theater, 365 Fifth Avenue (between 34th and 35th Streets), New York, NY 10016. 6-8 PM (program begins at 6:30). RSVP by February 24th to  Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back--Book Party and Conversation with Harilyn Rousso.

March 14, 2013—Hoboken Library, 500 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030, 201-420-2280. 6-8 PM. Reading. 

March 21, 2013—Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East (at 14th Street), Manhattan, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms 1 and 2. 6-7:30 PM. Reading and Book Signing. RSVP by March 14th to 

April 1, 2013—Thompson Hall, Room 136, Teachers College/Columbia University, 525 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. 5-6:15 PM. Talk: "Claiming All of Yourself: The First Step Toward Leadership."

April 4, 2013—Temple University, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences of the College of Health Professions and Social Work, Walk Auditorium, Ritter Hall, Room 131, Philadelphia, PA. 3:30-5:00 PM. Reading.

April 9, 2013—NASW-NYC Chapter, 50 Broadway, 10th Floor, Manhattan. 6-8 PM. For accommodations, contact the Chapter by Monday, April 1st, as 212-668-0050 ext. 233. Reading and discussion of disability issues, including what it means to be a social worker with a disability.

April 16, 2013—“Intersections and Independence: Thirteenth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion and Disability,”  the Columbus Campus of the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. The Blackwell Ballroom, Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Executive Education and Conference Center, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, OSU. 4-6 PM. Featured speaker--The Ethel Louis Armstrong Lecture on Disability Arts and Culture: “Don’t Call Me Inspirational.” Reading and Book Signing.

April 19, 2013—University of Illinois at Chicago, First Floor Auditorium, Disability, Health and Social Policy Building, 1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL. Noon-2:30 PM. Reading and Book Signing.

April 20, 2013—The Writers Room, 740 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10003. 7-9 PM.  An Evening of Memoirs. Reading.

April 25, 2013—Paul K. Longmore Institute, San Francisco State University. 135 Humanities. 12-1 PM. Reading.

April 26, 2013—Bay Area Disability Studies Consortium, UC Berkeley. 310 Dwinelle Hall. 10 AM to 12 noon. Reading. 

April 29, 2013—UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 306 Royce Hall. 4-6 PM. Reading and Book Signing.

May 6, 2013—Brooklyn Public Library, Trustees Room, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, 11238. 7-8:30 PM. Reading.

May 20, 2013—Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53221, 414-332-1181. Reading and Book Signing.

June 1st, 2013—From Within: Fourth Annual Women's Health and Wellness Conference.  United Spinal Association and Independence Care Systems, co-sponsors. Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, 425 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010. 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM.  "Say It Out Loud--Women with Disabilities Tell Their Stories" Panel. Speaker and Book Signing. 

June 9th, 2013—Disabled in Action (DIA) membership meeting. Selis Manor, 1st Floor Auditorium, 135 West 23rd Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), New York, NY. 1:30-4:00 PM. Reading and Book Signing.

June 27th, 2013—Society for Disability Studies 2013 Conference, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Studios, Orlando, FLA. 5-6:30 PM. New Books/Poster Session.

July 17th, 2013—Massachusetts Youth Leadership Forum, Easter Seals Massachusetts. Bridgewater State University, Dunn Conference Room, Bridgewater, MA. 12:30 PM. Keynote Speaker, Career Mentor Luncheon. 

July 22, 2013—Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner Room, 455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street), New York, NY 10016-0122. 6:30-8:00 PM. Reading.

August 15, 2013—Edina, MN 55439. 6-9 PM.  For exact location, contact Harilyn by clicking on the "for further information" link below.  Reading and Book Signing Party.

September 26, 2013—Making a Difference: Conversations About Empowerment and Advocacy Within the Disability Community. Barrier Free Justice Annual Conference, in Collaboration with Project Shield.  New York, NY. Exact location TBA. 10:20-11:35. Presentation: "Don't Call Me Inspiration: A Memoir Reading and Discussion."

October 9, 2013—Southwest Conference on Disability. Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. 2-3:15 PM. Exact location TBA.  Workshop: "Disabled Women's Stories, Disabled Women's Lives." 

October 11, 2013—Southwest Conference on Disability. Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.9:45-10 AM. Chapel. "Featured Authors."

October 16, 2013—Bookworks. 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. 7 PM. Reading and Book Signing.  

October 19, 2013—10th Annual East Coast CP Group Conference. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC-Crystal City. 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA. Exact location TBA. 11 AM-12:15 PM. Reading and Book Signing.

October 21, 2013—Continuum Health Partners "Cultural Book Exchange." 555 West. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019. Dome Room, 19th Floor. 1-2 PM. Reading and Book Signing.

October 23, 2013—Library of Congress, Mumford Room, James Madison Memorial Building, 6th Floor, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC. 12 noon. Reading and Book Signing.

October 26, 2013—Women and Society Conference. Marist College. Exact location TBA. 9-10:30 AM. Presentation on Body Politics Panel: "Don't Call Me Inspirational: Including Disability Memoir in Women's Studies Curricula.

October 29, 2013—NYC Association of Legal Administrators, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Day Pitney, 7 Times Square, New York, NY. 8-10:30 AM. Panelist on Disability Issues. 

November 4, 2013—Women, Gender and Sexuality Program Speaker Series, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. 12-1:30 PM. School of Nursing Classroom #WW01. "Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Memoir Reading and Discussion."  

November 13, 2013—University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Great Lakes South. 1:00-2:30 PM. Reading.

December 12, 2013—2013 TASH Conference. Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, Williford A, 3rd Floor. 11:30 AM-12:45 PM. Workshop: "Don't Call Me Inspirational: Overcoming Disability Prejudice and Claiming Disability Pride." 

December 12, 2013—Access Living. 115 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL. 6:30 PM. Reading.

January 29, 2014—The University of Toledo Disability Studies Program, Toledo,Ohio. Memorial Field House, Room 1210, UT Main Campus. 5:45-7:00 PM. Reading.

February 27, 2014—University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Odegaard Library, Room 220. 6:00-7:30 PM. Reading.

February 28, 2014—Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference. Washington State Conference Center. Room 612, 6th level. 4:30-5:45 PM. Panel: "Don't Call Me Inspirational: Readings by Three Writers with CP."

March 17, 2014—University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. Arts 220. 1:30-2:20 PM. Reading.

March 20, 2014—Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC. 488 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY. 6:00-8:00 PM. Reading and Book Signing.

March 28, 2014—New York University Council for the Study of Disability, New York, NY. 726 Broadway, NYC. Room 542. 12:00-2:00 PM. Reading.

April 9, 2014—Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Farmer School of Business, 1000. 7:00 PM. Kate Welling Distinguished Disability Studies lecture.  

April 11, 2014—ADAPT Texas, 1640 E. 2nd Street, #A, Austin, Texas 78702. 3:30 PM. Reading.

April 12, 2014—Story Circle Network's 7th Annual Memoir Conference. Wyndham Hotel, Austin Texas. Lake Austin Room, 9:00 AM. Workshop: "Honestly, how honest should you be in your memoir?"

April 21, 2014—Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. Health Sciences Center, L-2, Lecture Hall 3. 1:30-3:00 PM. Reading.

April 24, 2014—"Writing Disabled Lives Conference," sponsored by the Center for Disability Studies, the University of Buffalo. Main Ballroom, Hotel Lafayette, 391 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. 7:30-9:00 PM.  Keynote address.

May 13, 2014—Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. Academic West 210. 6:00-8:00 PM. Reading.

May 27, 2014—Clearinghouse for Women's Issues meeting. Alliance for Justice Suite, Washington, DC. Noon. Presentation on Gender Equity Issues for Women and Girls with Disabilities; Brief Reading.

June 12, 2014—Society for Disability Studies 2014 Conference, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403. 5-6:30 PM. New Books/Poster Session.

March 9, 2015—Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. McGuffey Hall. 4-5:30 PM. Reading.

March 30, 2015Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. 1:30-3 PM. Reading.

April 6, 2015—New York University, 2 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY, Room 803. 1-2 PM. For students only. Reading.

November 5, 2015—"Breaking Silences: Sex and Disability Conference," Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. 11 AM-12:30 PM. Keynote address.

October 19, 2016—ADA/Accessibility Awareness Lunch & Learn Event,  Mount Sinai Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Phillips Ambulatory Care Center (PACC), 10 Union Square East, New York, NY, Conference Room 1, 2nd Floor. 12-1 PM. Reading.

October 25, 2016—University at Albany, Albany, NY, Uptown Campus, Campus Center Assembly Hall. 7 PM. Reading, discussion and book signing.



Contact Harilyn

Harilyn Rousso is currently available for readings from Don’t Call Me Inspirationaas well as presentations and workshops on gender and disability.  For further information, click here to send her an email.