Social Perceptions of Disability

March 22, 2016 - 4 p.m. - 311 Denney Hall

In her talk — "Will the Real Disabled Person Please Stand Up? or What's Wrong With This Picture?" — Ellen Samuels focuses 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 address ways these events bring the intersections of race, disability and policing into stark focus and result in policies that affect economic benefits, accommodations and civil rights for disabled people. MoreContact.