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Disability Network Southwest Michigan

Webinar: Ableism 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.

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 movement in Southwest Michigan.

This webinar is being offered on:

Monday, December 5 at 1:30 – 4:30 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. Prerequisite: Ableism 101.

Please note that this webinar takes place over two sessions, please do not register unless you can attend both sessions.

  • BOTH Wednesday, December 7 at 9:00 – 11:30 AM
  • AND Wednesday, December 14 at 9:00 – 11:30 AM


Ableism 101:

Ableism 102:

Participation in this event is available through an internet connection or a phone call. Please register in advance below. Disability Network Southwest Michigan believes all people deserve full access and inclusion in our programs and services and will make every effort to secure necessary accommodations for participants in our events. Please register as soon as possible if you will require an accommodation to participate.

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.