Event Details
Guest Speaker: Beth Haller
Event Type:Featured Event
Location:Orton Center
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
University of Redlands Events
Leela MadhavaRau
Beth Haller is Professor of Journalism and New Media in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University in Maryland, where she has been a full-time faculty member since 1996. She is the author of Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media (Advocado Press, 2010). She is also the former co-editor of the Society for Disability Studies’ scholarly journal, Disability Studies Quarterly, (2003-2006). She is adjunct faculty for the City University of New York’s Disability Studies master’s program and for York University’s Critical Disability Studies graduate program in Toronto. Haller currently maintains a blog on disability issues in the news, Media dis&dat.
Her visit is sponsored by the University’s Working Group on Disability Issues.

Most universities, including Redlands, rely on the medical model to work with issues of disability on campus, i.e. accommodations and compliance are the main focus of the conversation. The Working Group believes that disability must be integrated into conversations about equity, inclusion and diversity while we work on bringing together the medical/accommodations model with the equity/social justice model. For the Working Group, engaging the campus in dialogue around disability contributes to raising awareness. Bringing experts such as Beth Haller to campus is a part of this work.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Leela MadhavaRau at 909-748-8285.
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