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Reframing the Conversation: How is Disability Included in Diversity?

November 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm MST

Reframing the Conversation: How is Disability included in Diversity?

Across the globe, there has been increasing acknowledgment of injustices such as health inequities, racism, and the vital changes needed to address these disparities. One such group often left out of the equity, diversity, and inclusion focus is people with disabilities. This panel discussion will work to enhance our understanding of people with varying forms of disabilities (both visible and invisible) and their experience, explore how we can build a community of allies, help us learn how to develop a culture in which individuals are empowered to speak out, and ultimately add to efforts that move our campus forward towards greater accessibility for all.


Scott McAward; director, Center for Disability and Access


  • Su-A; student, University of Utah
  • Shandra Benito; executive director, Art Access
  • Shelby Hintze; producer, KSL-TV
  • Lou McKee; Disability Rights Action Committee, Actually Autistic Adults of Utah, Neurodiverse Utah
  • Stacy Stanford; health policy analyst, Utah Health Policy Project
  • Angela M. Smith; associate professor in English and Gender Studies and director of the Disability Studies Program, University of Utah

Reframing the Conversation brings together experts from across campus and the community to spark important conversations around racism, othering, and safety. With these conversations, we are striving to counteract the growing culture of othering with a culture of belonging.

While we continue to identify and remove barriers and bias incidents targeting our campus community, persistent strides towards an institution where every member is given the opportunity to be educated on equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts will remain at the forefront of our work.

Registration is required to attend.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Center for Disability & Access

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University of Utah Health

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