UPDATE: THIS WILL NOW BE A REMOTE EVENT. CSDC foundations series: Abelism on Monday March 23 at noon

Thursday, March 5, 2020
MARCH 11, 20202 UPDATE:
The CDSC Foundation series event scheduled for March 23rd from 12-2PM will now be a remote event. 

You will be able to access the event remotely via Zoom: 


Our Critical Disability Studies Collective (CDSC) Foundations Series discussion continues in the spring with two events. 
The first, "What is Ableism?" is on Monday March 23 led by Jay Wilson, senior access consultant at the Disability Resource Center. Please join us for all or part of this discussion!
Content warning: the readings and discussion will contain examples of ableism and its intersections with other forms of marginalization.
We recognize that disabled life and academics can be unpredictable. We want to make sure access is in place in case you come, so please RSVP and submit an access request if you think you might come. 
  • Event Details
    • When: Monday March 23, 12:00-2pm
    • Where: Crosby Seminar Room, second floor of Northrop Hall, UMN
    • Parking information for Northrup Hall
    • To generate directions or transit options, use Google Maps
    • There are elevators on the East and West ends of the Northrup building and power door openers on the ground floor. There are single use, accessible restrooms on the ground floor and right next to our room, the Crosby room.
    • Light refreshments will be served. Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions when you RSVP
    • In order to have enough time to plan accommodations, please submit access requests by March 9th or as soon as possible. We will do our best to arrange access for requests submitted at any time.
    • Readings:
      • Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice, First Edition. Michelle R. Nario-Redmond. Begin with the poem (34-37) and focus on pages 1-11 and 34-37 if time is short. To get a PDF of this reading, contact


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