to host program Oct. 2 on disabilities
University will host “Disability and the American Story” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in
Old Main Chapel. The free program is open to the public.
E. Nielsen, professor of disability studies at the University of Toledo and
prize-winning historian, will discuss where and how do people with disabilities
fit into U.S. history. Her talk will retell U.S. history through the daily
lives of people with disabilities, and illustrate how experiences and concepts
of disability have shaped U.S. history, U.S. ideals and the lives of all within
also teaches courses in history and women’s and gender studies. Her books
include A Disability History of the
United States, Beyond the Miracle Worker: The Remarkable Life of Anne Sullivan Macy
and Her Extraordinary Friendship with Helen Keller, and The Radical Lives of Helen Keller.
program is sponsored by Office of Social Equity, dean of the College of Arts
and Science; Office of the Provost, Disability Studies; departments of
leadership and special education, history, psychology, social work, and sociology;
and the Office of Women’s and Gender Studies.
more information, contact Dr. Allison Carey, director of the minor in
disability studies, at 477-1193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.