The Detroit Disability Justice Movement

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Date: March 24, 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual event
Category: Special Event

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For 86 years the Wayne State University School of Social Work has invested in, and committed to, the rights of those with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. As an urban school located in the heart of Detroit, we have worked hand-in-hand with our neighbors to build a just community for all, however, there is still work to be done. This academic year we are proud to host an open, honest and powerful three-part series focused on disability justice. The series will allow us to take an in-depth look at the student disability experience, hear lessons from world-renowned disability justice advocate Judith Heumann and explore the disability justice climate in our own backyard of Detroit. Learn more about the Disability Justice Series

The third event in our Disability Justice Series will explore the disability justice movement in our own backyard. Local panelists include Owólabi Aboyade, Hala Alazzawi, Tameka Citchen-Spruce, and Jamie Junior, ADAC. Sharon Milberger, Sc.D. will serve a facilitator for the discussion. Panelists will discuss the history of the disability justice movement in Detroit, where we are at now and where we need to go. Attendees will hear ways in which they can advocate for disability justice at the individual micro and macro policy level in their community.

This event will host an American Sign Language interpreter and provide the option for captioning via

Two Social Work CE's will be available to attendees for a cost of $10. Learn more about obtaining CE's at this event. 

We request that attendees please submit questions for the Q&A portion of the program via the RSVP form. 

This event is brought to you in part by support from the Edith Harris Endowed Memorial Lecture Fund and the WSU School of Social Work. 

March 2022