December 9, 2021 — In the spring 2022 semester, Boston University Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) will continue to build capacity, foster communities, and promote thriving through a lineup of events, workshops, and programs. Throughout the semester, check the BU D&I Events Calendar to register for upcoming programs and subscribe to the BU D&I Newsletters […]
For this Learn More Series keynote speaker event, Haben Girma, human rights lawyer and the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, joins Director of BU Disability & Access Services Lorre Wolfe for a fireside chat and audience Q&A about disability, ableism, and disability justice. Haben breaks down her definition of “trauma porn,” shares her […]
Learn More Series: History of Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities with Dr. Michael Wehmeyer
For this Learn More Series keynote speaker event, Dr. Michael L. Wehmeyer joins us from The University of Kansas Department of Special Education to give a longitudinal view of the history of the treatment of people with intellectual disabilities. This event was originally hosted via Zoom on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Dr. Wehmeyer was introduced by Oscar […]
BU Today: “2021 Diversity & Inclusion’s Learn More Series Focuses on Disability and Impact of Ableism”
Thanks to the lifelong advocacy work of Judith Heumann, standards of accessibility, and the civil rights of any person who is or will become disabled, are protected under US federal law.
In this first Learn More Series event of the 2021-2022 academic year, we hear from internationally recognized disability rights leader Judy Heumann. During this virtual fireside chat, Heumann is in conversation with Dr. Swati Rani, College of Arts & Sciences, to learn about her amazing story, trail-blazing activism, and what we might change at BU […]
A bill supported by Democrats and Republicans would eliminate the costs and burdens that students with disabilities face in accessing college accommodations.
Federal appeals court says blind students have broad right to sue Los Angeles Community College District.
August 23, 2021 — To support ongoing learning, capacity building, and community, Boston University Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) has launched three new grants totaling $30,000 in dispersible funds centered around the signature Learn More Series program. The Learn More Programming Grants provide up to $3,000 to students, staff, and faculty to host programs that dive deeper into the Learn More […]
July 29, 2021 — Boston University Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) is now accepting proposals to host a spring 2022 semester Learn More Series program. The call for proposals closes on October 1, 2021. Acceptance notifications will be distributed October 15, 2021. The Learn More Series is an annual, year-long initiative that centers on a […]
The New York Times: “We Disagree on a Lot of Things. Except the Danger of Anti-Critical Race Theory Laws.”
What is the purpose of a liberal education? This is the question at the heart of a bitter debate that has been roiling the nation for months.