Dr. Shannon Wooden, professor of English and coordinator of the disability studies program, will discuss how even widely acceptable language reflects pervasive (and not always positive) attitudes toward people with disabilities.
Stigma 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.
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