Diversity Minor Blog

April 11, 2018

Disability Studies Brown Bag with Ann Luetzow

Please join us for our second Disability Studies Brown Bag talk of Spring,
Presenter:  Ann Luetzow, MSW

Date/Time: April 13, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: D Center (MGH 024)

Talk Title:  Disability Cultural Centers in Higher Education:
Exploring Critical Perspectives

Abstract: This talk, derived from Hahn Award-sponsored research, aims to
contribute to the field of Disability Studies by offering perspectives on
the emerging movement of Disability Cultural Centers as spaces where
Disability Studies theory and lived experiences converge on university
campuses. Addressing the dearth of literature on the topic, this piece will
explore some of the theoretical and practical foundations of Cultural
Centers as well as offer case studies of existent Disability Cultural
Centers in the United States.

Bio: In 2012, Ann Luetzow, then an undergraduate,  founded the D Center: a
d/Disability and d/Deaf cultural center at the UW. Since then, she has been
working within the realm of social justice and graduated from the UW School
of Social Work with an MSW in June 2017.

Accessibility info: CART captioning and ASL interpretation have been
requested for this event. The D Center is wheelchair accessible and is a
scent-free space.