Social Justice & Disability Workshop

Date/time: Sept. 7 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Clarke Hall, Room 407
Description: What makes a person disabled? Is it their medical condition or the attitudes and structures of society? At this workshop, we will consider and discuss the impact of two competing perspectives on disability.

Spring 2017 Events

February 8th: Anti-Oppression Week Workshop on Oppression and Disability

Students, faculty and staff were presented with two different perspectives on disability (the social model and the medical model) and were asked to critically evaluate and discuss the different characteristics and impacts of each perspective.

March 1st: R-word Awareness Campaign

The R-word campaign was initiated by a group of Special Olympics athletes to raise consciousness about the hurtful effects of the word “retard” and to encourage people to pledge to stop using the R-word as a starting point to creating more inclusive communities. In the student center lobby, we provided information about the R-word campaign and invited students, faculty and staff to sign a pledge to not use the R-word. Over 200 people signed the pledge.

April 5th: Understanding Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning partnered with Student Disability Services & University Testing organized a discussion panel to share tools and lessons in a dialogue with experts on behavioral disorders, faculty who have experienced behavioral disorders in the classroom, and Student Affairs professionals concerned with accommodations and conduct issues.

April 6th: Autism Awareness Month Story Slam

Student disability Services and University Testing hosted their first open-mic story telling event. With the concept of neurodiversity in mind, the topic for the first story slam was A Different World. Students shared stories about a time where they felt out of place because they experienced things differently.

April 30th: Unity in Diversity Graduation Celebration

Graduating students with disabilities took part in a ceremony hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to honor their contribution to diversity at Regis University.