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 […]
According to Michael L. Wehmeyer, University of Kansas Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor and chair of special education and an expert on education and supporting youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the fight to create support systems, accommodations, and self-advocacy for such people has changed significantly from the 1800s to today.
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 […]
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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 […]
Turmoil at ESPN is a reminder that there’s a chasm between what some white people say and how they really feel about equity and inclusion.
The trial of Derek Chauvin over the murder of George Floyd can be seen as a proxy for the larger history of police in the United States brutalizing and killing Black people disproportionately and often with total impunity. A panel of BU scholars representing the Schools of Law and Public Health discussed the implications of the […]
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