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February 14, 2013


Not In My Class(Room): Race, Disability And The Dilemmas Of Difference

When: Thursday, 3:00pm
Where: UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Rooms G, H, & I

Series: Brown Bag Series IRRPP Race & Disability


What does the disproportional representation of students of color in special education tell us about how education addresses intersecting forms of differences? How have race and disability been interlocked in the history and present condition of education? A panel of scholars will grapple with these questions and engage the audience in a conversation about race and disability, addressing discourses about difference and normality that affect institutional policies and practices.

Video by Will Gartside


About the speakers:

Dr. Artiles is the Ryan C. Harris Memorial Endowed Professor of Special Education in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University (ASU). Professor Artiles co-directs the Equity Alliance at ASU. Professor Artiles’ interdisciplinary work examines the consequences of educational inequalities related to the intersections of disability, race, social class, gender, and language.
Dr. Nirmala Erevelles is Associate Professor in Social and Cultural Studies in Education at The University of Alabama.  Her academic interests are in disability studies, transactional feminist theory, sociology of education, critical race theory, and multicultural education. Her book "Disability and Difference in Global Contexts: Towards a Transformative Body Politic" was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011.

This event is cosponsored by UIC Disability Resource Center, UIC Learning Sciences Research Institute, the College of Education, and the Department of Disability and Human Development

For disability-related accommodations, please contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) two weeks in advance at drc@uic.edu or 312-413-2183.

RSVP at irrpp@uic.edu or https://www.facebook.com/events/337999109647577/

About the Series:

The IRRPP Race & Disability Series examines the intersections and overlaps in forms of oppression and discrimination that affect people of color and persons with disabilities in the United States.


This event is free and open to the public