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

Ann Arbor MI 10-21-2019 10-21-2019

"Disability is not a great struggle or 'courage in the face of adversity.' Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live."
-Neil Marcus

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.

Panel Event and Q&A with:

  • Dr. Stephanie Kerschbaum
    (she/hers), a U-M National Center for Institutional Diversity scholar-in-residence and associate professor of English at the University of Delaware.
  • Piotr Pasik
    (he/him), Founder and Director of Adaptive Recreation and wheelchair sports instructor at Michigan State University.
  • Lloyd Shelton
    (he/him), U-M School of Social Work alumnus, founder of Students with Disabilities and our Allies Group (SDAG) and 2014 Neubacher Award recipient.
  • liz thomson (they/them), University of Minnesota-Morris’s Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Director of Equity, Diversity, andIntercultural Programs.
  • Moderated by Ashley Wiseman with welcoming remarks from Dr. Robert Adams, Director of U-M Initiative on Disability Studies

 

Panel event with Q & A

October 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rackham Auditorium
Sponsored by: University of Michigan Initiative on Disability Studies; Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Disability Culture at U-M
Contact Information: Ashley Wiseman, wisemana@umich.edu

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"Disability is not a great struggle or 'courage in the face of adversity.' Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live."
-Neil Marcus

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.

Panel Event and Q&A with:

  • Dr. Stephanie Kerschbaum
    (she/hers), a U-M National Center for Institutional Diversity scholar-in-residence and associate professor of English at the University of Delaware.
  • Piotr Pasik
    (he/him), Founder and Director of Adaptive Recreation and wheelchair sports instructor at Michigan State University.
  • Lloyd Shelton
    (he/him), U-M School of Social Work alumnus, founder of Students with Disabilities and our Allies Group (SDAG) and 2014 Neubacher Award recipient.
  • liz thomson (they/them), University of Minnesota-Morris’s Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Director of Equity, Diversity, andIntercultural Programs.
  • Moderated by Ashley Wiseman with welcoming remarks from Dr. Robert Adams, Director of U-M Initiative on Disability Studies

 

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