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Disability Network Southwest Michigan

Ableism 101

Ableism 101:
Everything you know about disability is (probably) wrong!

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In its simplest form, ableism is the belief system that tells us it is better to be non-disabled than it is to be disabled. Ableism also examines disability discrimination on a systemic level by looking at the ways our society designs physically and socially segregated systems.

In this workshop we will introduce the basic concepts of ableism and explore how the language we use around disability can either support equality or perpetuate stigma. Participants will be challenged to identify their own unconscious bias around disability. Come learn how to support the disability rights and disability justice community in Southwest Michigan.

This webinar will be offered at the following times:

  • Thursday, December 10 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 16 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Participation in this event is available through an internet connection or a phone call. Space is limited, so please register in advance below.


Complete and submit the registration form below and we will send you the access information for this webinar.

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding this webinar, please follow this link to email Miranda or call her at 269-345-1516 x120.