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Disability in the Media: Nothing About Us without Us

April 8, 2019

Events start at 9:00 AM

CUB Senior Ballroom & Butch's Den

Disability as portrayed in the media often informs the way people view the disability community. Whether it’s as the hero, the “poor dying child,” or a source of inspiration, disability has been unrealistically depicted in the media throughout history.

This year’s Disability Awareness Symposium will focus on the importance of appropriate and realistic media representation of disability. 

The portrayal and misperception of disability in the media will be explored through workshops, presentations, and panel discussions. Through conversation, we will begin to break down the negative stigma that is so often associated with the disability community.

The goal of the Symposium is to educate students, staff, faculty, and community members on how to become advocates for disability and to recognize that each person holds the responsibility to help change perceptions of disability, both on screen and off.  


Videos from 2019's Symposium

All presentations can now be viewed on our YouTube page

This Symposium is funded by S&A fees. The Symposium is sponsored by The Disabled Student and Allies Club (DSAAC) and the Access Center.