Institute on Disabilities at Temple University presents Nirmala Erevelles and others

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Presents
“Unspeakable Offenses: Untangling Race and Disability in
Discourses of Intersectionality”
Nirmala Erevelles
Associate Professor of Education & Instructional Leadership in
Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
University of Alabama

Wednesday, November 19
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
President’s Conference Suite, 1810 Liacouras Walk
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

The omission of race in Disability Studies and disability from
Critical Race Studies has disastrous consequences for disabled
people of color caught in the violent interstices of multiple
differences. Learn about a 13 year old African American girl
who is functionally illiterate and her mother’s combat with an
uncaring Special Education bureaucracy that threatens to expel
the girl from middle school.

This lecture is part of our series “The Geo-Politics of
Disability.” Spring lectures will be:

January 28, 2009 – Nicole Markotic – University of Windsor
February 18, 2009 – Michael Bérubé – Penn State University
March 18, 2009 – Jim Charlton – University of Illinois at Chicago
April 15, 2009 – Adrienne Asch – Wellesley College

For information & accommodations:
Brian Zimmerman
215-204-1356
brian.zimmerman@temple.edu

www.disabilities.temple.edu

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

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