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Disability Network Southwest Michigan

Ableism 101

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


"Ableism"
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.

Join us as we discuss and dismantle harmful cultural ideas around disability.

At this workshop you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore how the language we use around disability is a key component to supporting equality or perpetuating stigma
  • Identify and challenge your own unconscious bias around disability
  • Learn how to support the disability rights and disability justice community in Southwest Michigan

This workshop is being offered in two locations; choose the one that works best for you.

Kalamazoo:
Wednesday, September 19

1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
517 E. Crosstown Parkway

St. Joseph:
Wednesday, September 26

1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
2900 Lakeview Avenue
St Joseph, MI 49085

Register: Workshops are free; however, we ask that you per-register by contacting Miranda or (269) 345-1516 x 120. Let us know if you need an accommodation to participate.

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