Everyday Ableism: Disability Through a Social Justice Lens

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Hosted by: Office of Disability Services

When we understand disability in a context of social justice, a cultural and political experience shaped by dynamics of power and privilege, we can begin to unpack the many ways ableism influences the system of higher education. This presentation will use relevant research to identify pervasive disability stereotypes and microaggressions and explore how these perspectives inform our personal and professional behaviors and attitudes.  In order to affect sustained access and inclusion on college and university campuses, we must recognize the pervasiveness of these ideas and reframe our work and attitudes to align with social justice values.

For accommodation requests please visit https://www.umass.edu/disability/events 

Questions: dspr@sacl.umass.edu