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University of Michigan - Investing in Ability - October and November 2017. Disability is Diversity

As we celebrate the University of Michigan entering its third century, this year’s Investing in Ability events once again explore how disability is an important dimension of diversity.


Oct. 18
From Stigma to Strength: Rethinking How We Do Diversity w/Mira Krishnan, PhD

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library (AADL), Main branch, Lower Level

Attempts at enhancing diversity often begin with a notion of enhancing tolerance for a minority group, resulting in ongoing senses of both disenfranchisement by the minority group and resentment by members of the dominant group. Looking at examples from the rise of the multicultural workplace, to the rise of autistic people and in the world of work, to the rise of women and gender and sexual diversity, we will examine opportunities to move from reactive, to strategic, to a new kind of essential diversity approach.

MORE EVENTS listed online, including:

Oct. 19
Gifts of Art Collaborative Event | Free Concert w/Katherine Ball

12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m., University Hospital, Main Lobby, 1500 East Medical Center Dr.

Oct. 23
Active Minds Panel Discussion (Mental Health-stories from the heart)

12 -1:30 p.m., Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery

Oct. 24
James T. Neubacher Award Ceremony

9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Rackham Assembly Hall

Nov. 01
Creating an Accessible Learning Environment

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.,1013 Palmer Commons CRLT Seminar Room
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Nov. 06
Taking Turns: Health Care, Activism, and Community w/MK Czerwiec, RN, MA

2 - 3:30pm, Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery

All events are FREE, locations are accessible and everyone is welcome. If you need disability accommodations to attend or participate, please contact at least 48 hours in advance. Investing in Ability is sponsored by: U-M Council for Disability Concerns, University Human Resources , Michigan Medicine, University Health Service.

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