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Ableism Webinar Series

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 June we are offering both Ableism 101 and Ableism 102 as online, interactive webinars. See the class descriptions below and register for the session(s) you plan to attend. Participation in these events is available through an internet connection or a phone call. Space is limited; please register in advance below.

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

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.

  • Thursday, June 3, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ableism 102: Next Steps in Dismantling Ableism

This workshop builds on what you learned in Ableism 101 with a deeper examination of the causes and impacts of ableism and what it means to be truly inclusive.

Please only register for Ableism 102 if you are also registering for Ableism 101 or have attended it previously. Because this is a more intensive class, this is one class presented in two sessions. Please only register for this class if you can plan to attend both sessions.

  • Tuesday, June 8 and June 15, 1:30 – 4:00 PM


Registration is now closed.

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.