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Dis/Ability: Abelism, Identity, and the Ethics of Ability
The Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment at the Florida International University is hosting a virtual panel discussion centered on the voices of artists, scholars, and activists who work in and around Disability Studies. The conversation will explore the ways that many people may be unconsciously be participating in ableist practices. The panelists will seek to answer questions about the “dis” of disability, what it means to have a body or “be able(d).” Hosted by disability rights advocate Carson Tueller, the program includes the following contributions: · “Disability, Race, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline” Nirmala Erevelles, University of Alabama · “Disability in the Pandemic Classroom” Mark Kelley, Florida International University · “Addressing Ableism as a Blindish Latina” Catarina Rivera, Public Speaker and DEI Consultant · “Disability, Sex, Fetish, and Care” Robert Andy Coombs, University of Miami · “Redefining What it Means to Have a Human Body” Carson Tueller, Disability Advocate and Public Speaker This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia grant in partnership with the Florida International University.
Date/time: March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presented By:Nirmala Erevelles, University of Alabama; Mark Kelley, Florida International University; Catarina Rivera, Public Speaker and DEI Consultant; Robert Andy Coombs, University of Miami; Carson Tueller, Disability Advocate and Public Speaker