Demystifying Disability: The Student Perspective
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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 (October 7, 2021), hear lessons from world-renowned disability justice advocate Judith Heumann (October 21, 2021) and explore the disability justice climate in our own backyard of Detroit (March 2022). Learn more about the Disability Justice Series
The first event in the Disability Justice Series is hosted by the WSU Social Work Student Alliance (SWSA) to initiate important conversations focused on the student disability perspective. This event will feature clips from the award-winning Netflix film Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. Participants are encouraged to view the film before the event to better understand the film's illustrative examples of disability justice. Crip Camp is available to view in full for free via YouTube. This event will also include powerful student testimony on the experience of living with a disability, provide tips for students on how to receive academic accommodations, discuss supports for those with disabilities to engage in healthy and safe relationships, and include a roundtable discussion providing takeaways for what social workers can do to advance disability justice.
This event will host an American Sign Language interpreter and provide the option for captioning via Zoom.
We request that attendees please submit questions for the Q&A portion of the program via the RSVP form. Once you have completed the RSVP form, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.