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Disability in the Media: Nothing About Us Without Us

April 8: Program Overview




9:00-9:40 AM

Check-in & Breakfast


9:45-9:55 AM

Opening Remarks: Meredyth Goodwin


10:00-10:50 AM

Speaker: Dan Maher

Disability: From Denial -- to Dealing with -- to Moving Onward

Workshop: Cameron Quy

DSAAC: Welcoming All Abilities

11:00-11:50 AM

Speaker: Acacia Kapusta & Amber Graham

At the Intersection of Disability and LGTBQ+ Identity

Workshop: Davi Kallman & Kyle Gonzalez

Body Mapping: What is your Social Media Persona and how does it Define you?

12:00-1:00 PM



1:00-2:00 PM

Networking and Sharing

How does media shape our perceptions?

Workshop: Acacia Kapusta

Disability Representation in the Media

2:00-3:00 PM

Speaker: Mark Leeper

Shades of Disability in the Media: Painful Reminders and Pleasurable Trends

Workshop: Davi Kallman

Celebrities with Disabilities: Media Framing of the "Super Crip" Narrative

3:00-4:00 PM

Keynote: Owen Kent

The Rhetoric of Heroism: Dichotomies in Disability and Film Studies