HDI Seminar Series – Justice for the Whole Self: Learning to Be a Better Ally
Date: Friday, April 24, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presenters: Panelists: Vilissa Thompson, LMSW, Anjali Forber-Pratt, PhD, Chastity Ross, Winter Sherman Moderator: Debra Harley, PhD, CRC, LPC, Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education, University of Kentucky
Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an increased awareness of the history of the disability justice movement. 2. Understand how the connection between ableism, racism, sexism, and classism impacts access and inclusion. 3. Identify strategies and ways to become better allies in the community.
Ableism is the intentional or unintentional discrimination or oppression of individuals with disabilities. Following in the tradition of the disability justice movement “nothing about us without us,” this webinar is a panel of national and local disability rights advocates who will discuss the intersection of disability with other forms of marginalization. The panelists will also explore how youth and young adults can engage with the disability justice movement. The panel will conclude by sharing strategies that students, researchers, practitioners, and community members can use to become better allies.
This panel is a partnership of the UK Center for Equality and Social Justice, Disability Resource Center, Students Against Social Injustice, and Counselor Education Program.
This program is presented in conjunction with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. CRC credit hours are approved for Rehabilitation Counseling.
Funding is provided by the University of Kentucky’s Inclusive Excellence Student Program Grant.Registration Link