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Lecture: Disability in 21st Century America – Oct. 7 and 8

lintonDr. Simi Linton will visit Hiram College for a workshop and lecture Oct. 7 and 8, in conjunction with the annual ethics theme, “Disability and Ability.”

On Oct. 7 at 4 p.m., she will present a faculty and staff seminar, “Integrating Disability Studies Into the Curriculum: Curricular and Extracurricular Imperatives.” She will discuss how disability studies can enrich teaching and scholarship in higher education. The workshop will take place in the Kennedy Center. Faculty and staff who wish to participate in this seminar should email jacksonb1@hiram.edu.

On Oct. 8 at noon, Linton will present the lecture “Disability in 21st Century America: Political, Social, and Cultural Imperatives” in the Kennedy Center Ballroom. Disabled students are enrolling in colleges and universities at numbers much higher than before. Linton’s lecture will give insight as to what Hiram College and other institutions can do to create an inclusive and responsive environment for disabled students. This event is free and open to the public.

As a writer, consultant and public speaker, Linton is one of America’s foremost experts on disability and the arts. She works with a diverse range of cultural organizations – theatre companies, film and television producers, museums, non-profit arts organizations, universities, and other groups across the country – to improve and increase the way disability is represented and depicted in all art forms.

This lecture is presented by Hiram College’s Center for Engaged Ethics, Center for Literature and Medicine, Center for Deciphering Life’s Languages, Psychology Department, and Health Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more about the annual ethics theme.

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