Intersectional Approaches to Disrupting Ableism with Anjali J. Forber-Pratt

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April 11, 2024, from 11:30 - 1:00 pm, Amherst Room, 10th Floor of the Campus Center
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This keynote talk will highlight the importance of disability inclusivity and representation in all aspects of research. In particular, disability should not be an afterthought and can strengthen the research being done. Key aspects about disability from an equity framework including intersectionality and designing research with intentionality will be discussed. Information about the future directions of disability research policy will be shared.

About Anjali J. Forber-Pratt, Ph.D.
Director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

Anjali J. Forber-Pratt, Ph.D. is a disability activist, a two-time Paralympian, Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) in the Administration for Community Living. Dr. Forber-Pratt serves as the Chair of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research which exists to promote coordination and collaboration among federal departments and agencies conducting disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research programs. As a researcher, her primary area of work relates to disability identity development. As a wheelchair-user for over 35 years, Dr. Forber-Pratt is nationally and internationally recognized as a disability leader and mentor. She was a White House Champion of Change in 2013 and the American Psychological Association awarded her the 2020 Citizen Psychologist Award for Advancing Disability as a Human Rights and Social Justice Issue Award.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion, UMass Allies for Illness and Disability Access, and the Institute for Social Science Research, Office of Faculty Development.

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