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Critical Collaborations: Disability Studies in Teaching, Service, and Advocacy
WhenSaturday, May 14, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus room250
Event typesAcademics, Conferences, Workshops
Event sponsorsDisability Studies Program

D Center

ASUW Student Disability Commission

Simpson Center for the Humanities

Disability Studies Graduate Interest Group

Graduate and Professional Student Senate

Black Men Promoting Change

Q Center

College of Education

School of Social Work

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Department of English

Comparative History of Ideas Program

Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies

Diversity Minor Program

Bioethics & Humanities Department

American Sign Language Program

Department of Comparative Literature, Media & Cinema

Law, Societies & Justice Program

Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics…

10:00-12:00 Keynote panel: Incorporating Disability Studies into Our Work and Supporting Students

Panelists: Maud Steyaert, Director of Disability Services, North Seattle College; Ryan Parrey, Lecturer, Acting Director of Disability Studies Certificate Program, Eastern Washington University.

Integrating disability studies into the curriculum, especially for pre-service professionals; making courses meaningfully accessible; and recognizing and countering forms of academic ableism, audism, and neurotypicality in the classroom and on campus.

12:00-1:30 Poster session of student disability studies research, art, and social justice engagement.

1:45-2:45 Keynote panel: Eugenics and Disability: Advocating for a Public Apology in Washington

Panelists: Stephen Jones, Director of Washington State University Bread Lab; Joanne Woiak, Lecturer in Disability Studies Program, University of Washington; Noah Seidel, Self-Advocacy Coordinator of The Arc of Washington State.

Exploring the history of eugenics in Washington, the recent push for public apologies from state governments, and work happening locally to craft a meaningful apology.

3:15-5:00 Concurrent workshops: Emerging Scholarship in Disability Studies

Will meet in CMU 202. Workshop papers will be pre-circulated to participants.…
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