A Disability Equity Week Event
Shattering the Silences:
Words Matter: The Evolving Language of Disability
Tuesday, October 30
PSU Ballroom East
When is person first language appropriate?
Professor of English and Coordinator of the Disabilities Studies Program, Dr. Shannon Wooden, will elaborate on how even widely acceptable language reflects pervasive, and not always positive, attitudes toward people with disabilities. Noting that stigma that can be reinforced by certain language choices, Dr. Wooden will also discuss how fear of using the wrong words may silence what should be insightful and productive conversations about disability.
Sponsored by Missouri State University Division for Diversity and Inclusion and Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
Register through MyLearning Connection
For additional information, contact the FCTL at 836-3059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request disability accommodations, please contact the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance at (417) 836-4252, toll-free at (877)967-8636 or email@example.com.
This post was originally published to the diversity blog.