Social Perceptions of Disability (Thinking Critically about Society Spring 2014 Seminar Series)

SocialPerceptionsOfDisabilityWednesday April 9th, 6:30pm – Come join the second seminar in the series Thinking Critically about Society, “Social Perceptions of Disability.”

This series of seminar sessions has been put together to encourage the exchange of ideas, experiences, and knowledge surrounding a particular topic or theme. We want to create a place where people can meet with other people from Monterey Bay communities to talk about current events and discuss new philosophies and ways of thinking critically about society. Though these seminars have been designed for non-students, and for those of us who have had little or no college experience, everyone is invited to participate. We believe that everyone can have something to offer to the seminars as we move through current debates in politics and different political and social theories.

Session 1: What is Anarchism? Wednesday April 2nd – 6:30pm-8pm
Session 2: Social Perceptions of Disability. Wednesday April 9th – 6:30pm-8pm
Session 3: Radical Education. Wednesday April 16th – 6:30pm-8pm
Session 4: The Psychadelic Consciousness Wednesday April 23rd – 6:30pm-8pm

Here are a few suggested readings for the seminar:

“Why the Term ‘Psychopath’ is Racist and Ableist” by Lydia Brown. Black Girl Dangerous. 1/22/2014. Read it online here.

Check out the introduction and different models of understanding disability on the article “Disability Politics”. Read it online here.

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