Western's Institute for Critical Disability Studies will host its first event of the academic year, with a virtual roundtable on disability intersections Saturday, Oct. 16, from 1:30-3 p.m.
The event will include speakers Nirmala Erevelles, professor of social and cultural studies in education at the University of Alabama; Margaret Price, associate professor and director of the Disability Studies Program at Ohio State University; Ellen Samuels, associate professor and founding member of the Disability Studies Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Rana Yaghmaian, assistant professor of counselor education and the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program coordinator at Portland State University. Each speaker will offer a brief 7–10-minute presentation about their research related to disability and intersectionality, followed by an open-ended conversation in which presenters and members of the audience will be invited to participate, with space for difficult conversations, particularly about the ways that disability, race, and health status interact.
This event is sponsored by the Chuckanut Health Foundation and the WWU Institute for Critical Disability Studies.
Virtual attendees can join the webinar on Zoom at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Attendees on campus wishing to view the roundtable can do so in CV 207. All in-person attendees must be in compliance with WWU’s COVID-19 policy and remain masked and socially distanced during the event.