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Dean's Diversity Lecture Series: Dismantling Ableism

Thursday, October 26, 2017,
  • Location: Wyatt Center • 1930 South Dr • Nashville, TN 37212
  • Room: Rotunda

The next installment of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Peabody College of education and human development will feature a panel of disability experts who will share their personal and professional journeys. The event is intended to spread awareness about disability and stimulate a critical conversation on ways to dismantle systemic ableism, which is discrimination in favor of able-bodied people. Speakers include:

  • Claudia Gordon, the first Black female deaf attorney in the United States who was the public engagement adviser to the disability community under the Obama administration, now senior management at Sprint;
  • Jill Houghton, disability activist, president/CEO of U.S. Business Leadership Network, which provides guidance on global disability inclusion in the workforce; and
  • Alice Wong, disability activist and founder of the Disability Visibility Project and former appointee to the National Council on Disability.

Professor Anjali Forber-Pratt will moderate.

Please RSVP for this event here.

Extra handicap parking will be reserved in Lot 90 and extra general guest parking will be designated in Lot 84. An ASL interpreter will be present for the panel.