WWU to host Disability Studies and Action Collaborative UnConference Oct. 22-23

Western's Institute for Critical Disability Studies will be hosting the second-annual Disability Studies and Action Collaborative UnConference on Oct. 22 and 23 this year. This two-day event will be hosted at Western and will be open to face-to-face and remote digital participation. Please visit the DSAC UnConference webpage to access the full event description and application form. Applications are due Aug. 12, 2022. 

Everyone who participates in the event will take part in two days of programming. On the first day, people will be put into working groups to discuss important issues related to disability, access, and action, including workshops and discussions in small and large groups. On the second day, participants will give long or short presentations and have dialogs about scholarly, professional, and personal projects and experiences. Coaching will be available for those who want some extra support in preparing and giving their presentations. 

All are welcome to apply for the UnConference, including college students, faculty, and staff; members of the nonprofit, private, and public sectors; educators; artists; and activists. Conference organizers are particularly interested in welcoming participants who are disabled or members of other marginalized populations, including BIPOC, queer, or gender nonconforming people. The UnConference has a participation fee on a sliding scale from $0 to $250. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to the UnConference organizers at icds.unconference@wwu2.onmicrosoft.com, or you can reach the WWU Institute for Critical Disability Studies interim co-directors Andrew and GIM at icds@wwu.edu

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 11:55am