Disability Resource Center to host workshop series on intersecting identities, service dogs, and more

Purdue’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) will host a series of presentations and discussions in the next several weeks that focus on topics such as intersecting identities, sex and disability, service dogs and more. The events coincide with Purdue’s celebration of National Disability Awareness Month, which takes place in March.  

Thursday, March 7

-- The Intersections of Disability, Race, and Gender. Vilissa Thompson, a disabled African American female, will discuss ways in which multiple identities change the experience of disability. 6:30-7:30 p.m. WALC, Room 2087.

Tuesday, March 19

-- Service Dog Panel. This panel will feature handlers and their animals. Handlers will discuss the difference between service animals and emotional support animals, while dispelling myths about both. 6:30-8 p.m. WALC, Room 2087.

Wednesday, March 27

-- Comedy Night. Through videos and sharing stories, DRC staff will discuss important issues around disability in a humorous way. Attendees also will have opportunities to share their stories. 6:30-8 p.m. WALC, Room 2087.

Monday, April 8

-- Sex, Love, and Disability. Sexuality is something that belongs as much to people with disabilities as to anyone else. This will be a candid discussion about sex and disability. 6:30-8 p.m. WALC, Room 2087.

The events are open to staff, faculty and students, as well as community members, and there is no need to RSVP. Live captioning (CART) services will be used. If you have concerns about accessibility or questions about the events, please contact the DRC at 765-494-1247.

In addition to hosting the events above, the Disability Resource Center can assist faculty in providing course-related accommodations or redesigning aspect of the classroom. 

Last updated: March 11, 2019

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