Pride not Pity: Disability as Culture
Friday, April 21, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Location Name: 
Elmer Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120)
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Organization Name: 
Office for Equity and Diversity


The umbrella term ‘disability community’ represents a diverse group encompassing a wide range of characteristics, experiences, and perspectives. While some maintain that the concept of ‘disability culture’ strengthens the struggle for disability rights through shared planning and strategizing, others are concerned that solidarity as a larger group may renew historic patterns of discrimination and marginalization. Engage in a conversation with diverse panelists from the disability community to gain greater understanding of the implications of disability culture within disabled communities and for American culture at large.

Panelists: Angela Carter, Ph.D. Candidate/Graduate Instructor, Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts; Co-Founder, Critical Disability Studies Collaborative; and member, Society for Disability Studies Queer Caucus Steering Committee; Jacob Colon, University of Minnesota graduate in Child Psychology; former Advisor, Disability Student Cultural Center, and former member, Disability Resources Student Advisory Committee; Wendy Harbour, Director, National College Center for Students with Disabilities, AHEAD; Amy Hewitt, Research Manager, Adult Services, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development.

Moderator: Tammy Berberi, Associate Professor, French, University of Minnesota Morris, and former President of the Society for Disability Studier.

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