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Ableism: Scratching the Surface

Presenters: Camarie Shepard

Ableism is the oppression of disabled people, which exists at a systematic, and interpersonal, and intrapersonal level. This presentation aims to help learners identify examples of ableism on all three levels. By the completion of this presentation viewers should be able to: -Define ableism, -Identify examples of ableism at the systematic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal levels -List 3 things they can do to make the world a little less ableist -Express how internalized Ableism harms all of us -Identify one thing they commit to doing to be more inclusive When discussing the systematic and interpersonal level many of the action items are professional development related such as making course content accessible and learning about disability accommodations in the workplace. On the intrapersonal level this presentation aims to provide tools for personal enrichment focused on identifying ableist thoughts and how to reframe those narratives. By the end of the presentation viewers should be able to identify how internalized ableism harms all of us. This presentation includes actionable items such as how to add alt-text and captions to social media materials, how to foster a more accessible workplace or classroom, and how to begin unpacking internalized ableism. It provides a basic overview of the history of the disability rights movement and discusses the current state of disability rights advocacy in the US.

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If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at diversity@pitt.edu by July 21

This workshop is a part of the 2021 Diversity Forum.

Dial-In Information

Zoom link and login information with be shared following registration

Wednesday, July 28 at 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Ableism: Scratching the Surface

Presenters: Camarie Shepard

Ableism is the oppression of disabled people, which exists at a systematic, and interpersonal, and intrapersonal level. This presentation aims to help learners identify examples of ableism on all three levels. By the completion of this presentation viewers should be able to: -Define ableism, -Identify examples of ableism at the systematic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal levels -List 3 things they can do to make the world a little less ableist -Express how internalized Ableism harms all of us -Identify one thing they commit to doing to be more inclusive When discussing the systematic and interpersonal level many of the action items are professional development related such as making course content accessible and learning about disability accommodations in the workplace. On the intrapersonal level this presentation aims to provide tools for personal enrichment focused on identifying ableist thoughts and how to reframe those narratives. By the end of the presentation viewers should be able to identify how internalized ableism harms all of us. This presentation includes actionable items such as how to add alt-text and captions to social media materials, how to foster a more accessible workplace or classroom, and how to begin unpacking internalized ableism. It provides a basic overview of the history of the disability rights movement and discusses the current state of disability rights advocacy in the US.

Register

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at diversity@pitt.edu by July 21

This workshop is a part of the 2021 Diversity Forum.

Dial-In Information

Zoom link and login information with be shared following registration

Wednesday, July 28 at 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

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