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Disabled Community in the Writing Process: Disability Studies brown bag seminar
Disabled Community in the Writing Process: Disability Studies brown bag seminar
WhenFriday, Oct 11, 2019, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus locationMary Gates Hall (MGH)
Campus room024
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsDisability Studies Program…

Disability Studies Brown Bag Seminar

Title: “Disabled Community in the Writing Process”

As part of the disabled community at University of Washington, we gathered for a four day writing retreat.  Throughout the retreat we engaged in creative processing methods and writing schedules and accountability based on our individual needs.  In our presentation we will discuss challenges of creating an anti-ableist space in an ableist institution, as well as the importance and support we experienced in a disabled community and the positive impact it has on our work.

UW graduate student presenters: Sarah Arvey (College of Education), Jordan Taitingfong (COE), Cindy Bennett (Human Centered Design & Engineering), Sayaka Omor (COE)i, Gina Tesoriero (COE)

Jordan Taitingfong is a PhD student in special education. After years as a special education teacher, she entered graduate school with a focus on the intersections of race and disability and critical literacy in early childhood education. Her classroom and research center joy and connection in classroom communities.
Sayaka Omori is a PhD candidate in the Learning Sciences. She focuses on access and advocacy in special education for Japanese immigrant families.  She is currently designing a Manga that attends to the cultural disconnect of US special education services and the experience of Japanese immigrant families.     
Gina Tesoriero is a PhD candidate in the Learning Sciences. Her passion is in culturally relevant and inclusive practices in STEM education. She recently moved to NY to support teachers implementation of making and design curriculum that builds inclusive classroom communities.
Cindy Bennett is a PhD candidate in Human Centered Design and Engineering. From lived experiences, scholarship, and activism, she offers conceptual orientations and accessible practices aimed at fostering conditions for equal participation by, and recognition of, people with disabilities in design fields. 
Sarah Arvey is a PhD student in special education. She is interested in the intersection of racial justice and disability rights, particularly in movements for inclusive classroom and school communities. She is currently working on a project that brings disability history and identity into teacher training and K-12 classrooms.

Accessibility information:
The D Center is mobility-aid accessible. Please do not wear any fragrances. We have requested CART captioning and ASL interpretation for this event.

Image description:
Illustrations of the five participants' faces that attended the disability studies writing retreat. They are drawn in black ink on a page torn out of an academic journal. In the right corner block letters read "Point Bob DS retreat."…
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