Monday, October 21, 2019

"An Ingenious Way to Live": Fostering Disability Culture in Higher Education

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

 Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) - Rackham Auditorium 

You can also reach out to Ashley Wiseman (wisemana@umich.edu). This event will be video-recorded, as well as live-streamed via (the link will be provided when available and to those who RSVP)

About Disability Culture at U-M

In the University of Michigan's 2016 campus climate survey, 48% of disabled students, nearly a third of disabled staff, and a quarter of disabled faculty reported experiencing at least one incident of discrimination based on their disability identity. Our cross-disability group is dedicated to bringing disabled students, staff, and faculty together in order to build a prideful community that centers disability culture, as it intersects with our other identities. We foster friendships, coordinate events (e.g., our recent panel on disability inclusion that drew 500 attendees), and work toward the establishment of a Disability Cultural Center at the University of Michigan.

In this panel event, scholars and practitioners discuss opportunities for ingenuity as a growing number of higher education institutions shift toward an intersectional cultural model of disability.

"An Ingenious Way to Live": Fostering Disability Culture in Higher Education