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Two events focus on disability/social identity, tonight

October 2, 2013

Two events today (Thursday) will focus on disability as a part of social identity.

At 4 p.m. in MI’s Fireplace Lounge, students, faculty, and staff are invited to come together for an informal conversation to consider social justice through a disability studies lens. Ellen Samuels (delivering tonight’s lecture) will attend the conversation.

Potential topics to cover include:

  •  ableist assumptions in the world around us
  • disability as a social identity
  • "coming out" as disabled
  • disability activism - past and present
  • college campuses as sites of disability activism

At 7 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Beloit College's Critical Identity Studies department (formerly known as Women's and Gender Studies) will host an inaugural annual public lecture about intersectionality, interdisciplinarity, and social justice. Assistant Professor of English and Gender and Women's Studies Ellen Samuels, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver the lecture, titled “Range of Motion.”