Tuesday, July 21, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jen Dugger, M.A., Portland State University
liz thompson, University of Illinois at Chicago
Melanie Thornton, M.A., University of Arkansas
We are all affected by institutional ableism and we must work together to dismantle it. The majority of this session will be split into two: one group for DS providers who identify as disabled, having disabilities, or having a lack of privilege navigating systems and barriers; the other for DS providers who identify as non-disabled or who have non-disabled privilege. This division of DS providers into separate groups provides an environment and intention to critically engage in dialogue about how disability-related power and privilege (or the lack thereof) impact each of us, and how that impact is then felt by the students and colleagues with whom we work. Both groups will discuss strategies for liberation and change.
There is no extra fee to participate, but facilitators ask that you sign up in advance using this sign up form.
Space is limited.