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NOW YOU SEE ME; NOW YOU DON'T: Society's Struggle with Invisible Disabilities

Date: 01/25/2013

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: 120 (Givens Conference Room) Elmer L. Andersen Library

Cost: Free

Description:

By looking at them, would you think celebrities like George Clooney, Halle Berry and Lady Gaga have disabilities? Outward appearances can mask hidden disabilities, and data show nearly 20% of U.S. residents reported some level of disability in 2005. Join us for a conversation that may open your eyes to the challenges and opportunities of living with disabilities that are “hidden in plain sight.”

Panelists: Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); Carol Ely, Community Program Specialist, University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration; Brian Jost, former pilot and current NAMI “In Our Own Voice” Coordinator; Michael Peden, Sports Reporter for Examiner.com.

Moderator: Donna Johnson, Director, University of Minnesota Disability Services Office.

 

Contact:

  • Name: Anne Phibbs
  • E-mail: phib0001@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-9973
  • Sponsored by: Office for Equity and Diversity, University Libraries

More information: https://diversity.umn.edu/criticalconversations

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Anne Phibbs, OED, phib0001@umn.edu, 612-625-9973.

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