Light Reading Discussion of Tanya Titchkosky's "Disability, Self and Society"

April 8, 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
TECH Center, Room 109

The first chapter of Tanya Titchkosky's "Disability, Self and Society" blends personal narrative and theory to present disability as a "social phenomenon" that can teach us important truths about human variation and sociality rather than as medical impairment relevant only to the disabled individual. Drawing on her personal experience as dyslexic and as the partner to blind scholar Rod Michalko, Titchkosky's writing helps us to see disability as a rich and complex social identity, a source of vital knowledge about being human that is so often dismissed, over-interpreted, or misunderstood. Join us to discuss this accessible introduction to the field of Disability Studies and to connect its lessons to our colleagues, students, loved ones, and ourselves. Rethinking disability is an important part of creating inclusive classrooms and teaching for equity. This reading helps us do that by prompting us to interrogate our assumptions and reflect on our experiences.

Guest Facilitator: Elizabeth White Vidarte, CAT Faculty Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, CPH

The facilitator will reach out to registered participants with the reading material in advance of the workshop.

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