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March 22, 2016



Kat Chats: 'Ableist Language — Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Words Will Never Hurt Me; Except When They Do'

By Ellen Burke

"Ableist Language — Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Words Will Never Hurt Me; Except When They Do" will take place from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in 13 Leasure Hall. 

You've heard the saying, but you've also probably been hurt by someone else's words. This presentation-discussion is intended to introduce the concept of ableist language, to increase our awareness of disability metaphors, to facilitate our thinking about how this language can be harmful, and to help us identify alternative words we can use to speak more clearly and intentionally.

Can't attend? Join us via Zoom:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android, or join by phone at +1 415 762 9988, U.S. Toll, or +1 646 568 7788, U.S. Toll. Meeting ID: 224 830 317.

International numbers are available, or join from a H.323/SIP room system: H.323: 162.255.36.11, U.S. east, or 162.255.37.11, U.S. west. Meeting ID: 224 830 317. SIP: 224830317@zoomcrc.com.