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Diversity Dialogue will address perspectives on social justice

"Social Justice through the Lens of (Dis)ability" is the topic for the next campus Diversity Dialogue.

Moderator for the session on Thursday, October 17, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Hurlburt 022 will be Crasha V. Perkins, director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Presenters are Associate Professor of History Suzanne Ament; Assistant Professor of Special Education Brooke Blanks; and Assistant Professor of Social Work Deneen Evans.

Diversity Dialogue will explore perspectives on social justice issues through the lens of (dis)ability. The group will address the following questions:

  • How have we constructed our definition of (dis)ability across time and space?
     
  • What is the intersection of (dis)ability and other social identities?
     
  • How is (dis)ability a social justice and civil rights issue?
     
  • How can we address these implications in our classrooms, work, and living spaces?

Diversity Dialogue is a monthly discussion group concerned with issues and concepts of intercultural competency, particularly areas affecting learning environments. Remaining sessions for the 2013-14 academic year will be November 14, February 20, March 20 and April 17.

To suggest future topics or for more information, email Associate Professor Dana Rose at dgrose4@radford.edu.

Oct 11, 2013
Bonnie Q. Erickson
(540) 831-5804
broberts@radford.edu