Real Disabled Person

April 20, 2016 - 4 p.m. - 311 Denney

Ellen Samuels will focus on the ways social media provides a window into broader social perceptions of disability, highlighting incidents involving Kanye West, George Takei and police killings of African American and Native people. Samuels will discuss the ways that these events bring the intersections of race, disability and policing into stark focus, resulting in policies that affect economic benefits, accommodations and civil rights for disabled people. Sponsored by the Disability Studies Program.  More.  Contact.