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Disability History Symposium

 

The sixth annual Disability History Symposium will focus on "The Road to ADA: Section 504 at Fifty."

Sponsored by the UGA Institute on Human Development and Disability and The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the free symposium will feature several guest speakers who will provide commentary on the changes in education, employment and community living for people with disabilities.

Speakers include Joe Shapiro with NPR News; Carmen Jones, a disability leader, consultant and advocate; and Dom Kelly, founder, president and CEO of New Disabled South.

Activists and community builders Mark Johnson and Pat Puckett will provide reflections.

The event takes place Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the UGA Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries on 300 S. Hull Street and will include lunch with registration.

Zoom links for both in-person and virtual attendace are below. Registration is required.

In-person registration.

Zoom registration.

Co-sponsors are:

UGA Disability Resource Center Student Leadership Group

UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences

UGA James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership

Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities

Georgia Advocacy Office

Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
9:00am - 3:30pm
Join: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-gdha-symposium-the-road-to-the-ada-section-504-at-fifty-tickets-706863095547?aff=oddtdtcreator
Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 300 S Hull Street, Athens, GA 30605
Contact: Zolinda Stoneman
Categories: Institute on Human Development and Disability

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