What Is Ableism Anyway? And What Can We Do About It?
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon CDT (Not sure what time this is in your time zone? Click here to convert it!)
Cost: There is no fee for this training, but your tax-deductible donation will support our tutor training program and literacy learners across Minnesota!
Description: Disability is often absent from talks about social justice. Yet, people with disabilities have arguably some of the worst U.S. health, education, housing, employment, and community safety outcomes. Why? One answer is ableism. Ableism shapes both how people with disabilities experience society and how society designs its systems of exclusion. In this session, we’ll first look at the word “normal.” Second, we’ll get a snapshot of disability history and how it intersects with race, language, gender, and immigration. Third, let’s learn the four disability frames that can cause harm or improve access to civil rights for people with disabilities and share how those frames are still at work in society today. Lastly, let’s hear about some useful steps to become better allies against ableism.
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This workshop meets the Literacy Minnesota Social Justice in Education Certificate Program requirements. Learn more about the certificate program at https://www.literacymn.org/social-justice-in-education-certificate-program.
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