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July 2022

LTHJ Global: Unlearning Ableism

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
OR United States

a·ble·ism /ˈābəˌlizəm/ noun discrimination in favor of able-bodied or ‘neurotypical’ people. Ableism is the discrimination of and social prejudice against people with disabilities based on the belief that “typical” abilities are superior. At its heart, ableism is rooted in the assumption that disabled people require ‘fixing’ and defines people by their disability. Like racism and sexism, ableism classifies entire groups of people as ‘less than,’ and includes harmful stereotypes, misconceptions, and generalizations of people with disabilities. (Source: Access Living) How have you engaged with yourself, your colleagues…

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