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Jim I. Charlton: SPEAKING IN TONGUES: Disability and Disableism

October 11, 2018


3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Disability studies claims that disability is socially constructed. This new “social’’ model or approach is an important advance over previous theories about the condition of disability and disabled persons that are rooted in medicine, psychology, and therapy. This model though has numerous big problems. This talk is a defense of the model by criticizing it. The social model is flawed: long live the social model.
James I. Charlton, Research Assistant Professor of Disability and Human Development at UIC and author of Nothing About Us Without Us, is a frequent lecturer in the United States and abroad on many aspects of disability and the disability rights movement.
Real-time captioning (CART) and sign-language interpreters will be provided. Please do not wear scented products. To request additional accessibility services, please email dcc@uic.edu.

Location

Lower level SH Stevenson Hall

Fee

free

Audience

General public/Campus community/Faculty/Staff/Students/Alumni

Website

huminst.uic.edu/ifth/events/all-events/2018/10/11/ . . .

Contact

lvavra@uic.edu
3129966352

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Lectures, Seminars and Meetings/Conferences and Workshops

Department

Institute for the Humanities. Disability Cultural Center

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Last updated

09-27-2018

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