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New Ways to Talk about Disability

March 30, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM



People often talk about disability in outdated ways because they have never had to question it. Such ableist language, however, is rooted in the ongoing trauma experienced by many people with disabilities. In fact, our outdated language grew out of what are called the “pity” and “medical” disability models or frames. This workshop aims to give us a safe space to reflect on what such models did to misshape our ideas about disability and to offer us new models. We will learn from disability activists about new ways to talk that centers disability as a natural part of the human experience.

Disability Justice Workshop Series

This webinar is part of the Disability Justice Workshop Series. View and share the flyer.

The Disability Justice Workshop Series introduces the concept of disability justice – a framework that examines disability and ableism as it relates to other forms of oppression and identity – and contextualizes it in U.S. history and current social justice work, with the goal of fostering a more just and inclusive Minnesota State community. These five interactive sessions are centered on the leadership and advice of people with disabilities, including Minnesota State students. Too often disability justice is erased in social justice talk and work. This workshop series addresses that silencing and attempts to destigmatize and reframe disability, celebrating the richness and variety found in human minds and bodies. The world would be a dull place if we all looked, acted, thought, spoke, and moved in the same way. As a community, we gain a lot by learning from people with disabilities of varied cultural backgrounds and lived experience. This series gives everybody time to learn, reflect, and plan for a future that is inclusive of all people. 

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All sessions will be recorded and accessible on the Minnesota State Office of Equity and Inclusion webpage.

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All 5 events in the Disability Justice Series will have ASL interpretation and CART services available during the live broadcast. If you require additional accommodations to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page. 


Please contact Brock Behling.


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March 30, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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