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Panel Conversation | Cripping Pedagogies: Meeting Access Needs and Building Community in the Classroom and Beyond
As educators, we aim to create the classroom conditions through which students can learn and thrive as whole, embodied humans. However, the ongoing pandemic has highlighted the systemic barriers faced by disabled students - and educators - across post-secondary institutions. In order to resist the exclusion of disability in our spaces and communities, we must meaningfully reflect and take action on access through a justice-oriented lens. This means moving beyond simplistic and medical frameworks of accommodation and inclusion and towards understanding our communities as complex and unique in each instance. Now, more than ever, we need to reflect on how we can support and advocate for pedagogies of care and access. We invite educators across the University of Alberta (including instructors, graduate students, and parafaculty staff) to participate in a facilitated panel conversation on access and disability justice in teaching and learning.

Panelists:

• Dr. Jeff Preston, Associate Professor of Disability Studies, King’s University College
• Billie Anderson, PhD Student in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University
• Danielle Lorenz, PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta

Jan 23, 2023 12:30 PM in Edmonton

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