Lame, crippling, retard/ed, gimp, moron, spaz, handicap/ped, handicapable, differently abled, diffability, special needs, deaf/blind to, hearing impaired, invalid, wheelchair bound -
From slurs to euphemisms to the way we describe our experiences, ableist language is in the very roots of our speech. Language translates to beliefs, beliefs translate to actions, and there is little left untouched by the insidious affects of ableism.
Awareness is the first step in creating change. In this workshop, learn to recognize ableism in your speech and actions and begin to change your habits.
There is no wrong place to start - no knowledge of disability or ableism is necessary for this or any workshops or series.
approximately 90 minutes