Dessa Cosma, disability rights activist and executive director of Detroit Disability Power joins the Department of Family Medicine for a workshop on disability and ableism in medicine.
Topics of Discussion
In this conversational workshop, these key questions will be addressed:
- What is disability? What is Ableism? Why does this matter?
- Why is it that most of us have been to DEI workshops, but disability has been left out?
- How do we operate in our (professional) lives based on assumptions about disability? Where is their room for changing behavior, practices, and programs to be more inclusive & accessible?
- What are the likely challenges and benefits of making this kind of change?
Before the workshop, please review the following materials:
- Medical & Social Model of Disability (Google Doc)
- 10 Principles of Disability Justice (Google Doc)
- You Have to Scream Out: Being Black & Disabled is a Constant Struggle (from The Atlantic)
- A US immigration history of white supremacy and ableism (from al Jazeera)
Additional resources for further learning and exploration are available from Detroit Disability Power.
Resources Shared During the Event
Included: the Disability Equity Podcast from Johns Hopkins
MiChart Disability and Accommodations Tab Resources and FAQ from the Center for Disability Health and Wellness