UA Feminist Caucus to host Deconstructing [Dis]ability panel

Patrick Smith

WHAT: “Deconstructing [Dis]ability” panel discussion held by the UA Feminist Caucus

WHO: Beth Overland, Deaf Support Specialist at the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Dr. Nirmala Erevelles, UA professor of social and cultural studies in education
Frances Isbell, disability rights activist and law student

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: Ferguson Student Center Room 3107

WHY: “This panel is particularly important because one of the goals of UAFC’s intersectional feminism is to recognize the intersections of every identity with feminism, from sexuality to gender to faith and race,” said Cameron Ridgeway, media and publicity coordinator for the UAFC. “Ability is often overlooked by other feminist organizations, and when we realized we didn’t know enough about the issues facing communities with disabilities, we decided to do something to educate ourselves and the surrounding community by gathering experts in the disability rights movement for an open discussion.”