For 86 years the Wayne State University School of Social Work has invested in, and committed to, the rights of those with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. As an urban school located in the heart of Detroit, we have worked hand-in-hand with our neighbors to build a just community for all, however, there is still work to be done. This academic year we are proud to host an open, honest and powerful three-part series focused on disability justice. The series will allow us to take an in-depth look at the student disability experience (October 7, 2021), hear lessons from world-renowned disability justice advocate Judith Heumann (October 21, 2021) and explore the disability justice climate in our own backyard of Detroit (March 2022). Learn more about the Disability Justice Series
The second event in the Disability Justice Series features internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community, Judith (Judy) Heumann. Heumann has revolutionized disability legislation, fought social stigma, and been an integral part of cultivating an active disability community in the United States and around the world. From local communities to the global stage, Heumann seeks to empower disabled people to demand their own rights and inclusion. This intimate fireside discussion will explore Heumann's feelings as a young woman of 18 years and her courage to launch a journey of activism, the link between the disability justice and civil rights justice movement, the disability justice movement connection with the Black Panthers, the importance of inclusive laws and much more. This event will be facilitated by Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit Founder and CEO Lisa Franklin and will also feature clips from the award-winning documentary film, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution.
This event will host an American Sign Language interpreter and include live captioning.
Two Social Work CE's will be available to attendees for a cost of $10. Learn more about obtaining CE's at this event.
We request that attendees please submit questions for the Q&A portion of the program via the RSVP form.
This event is brought to you in part by support from the following sponsors: Detroit Disability Power, WSU College of Education, WSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, WSU Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute, WSU Law School, WSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion, WSU School of Medicine and WSU School of Social Work Edith Harris Lecture Endowment.