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Disability in America: Movements that Made Us
Those of us who live in the United States have grown up learning about the various eras, movements, and events that have shaped this nation. More and more we are discovering that many people have been removed from our collective studies. While history classrooms all over the country are learning about events like the European settlement all the way to the Great Depression, few turn their attention to how the major change points of U.S. history have impacted people living with various impairments and even shaped the way we define disability in our culture. Please join the Keystone Institute as we explore the history of the United States of America through the lens of disability.
About the History, Heroes, and Pioneers in the Field Series
“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, we need not live it again.” – Maya Angelou
It is a longstanding value of Keystone Human Services that in order to truly understand someone, we must understand the person’s history; not only the story of one’s life, but also the experiences of one’s people over time. Yet more and more society is being confronted with gaping holes in our knowledge of the histories of certain groups of people which have been forgotten, suppressed, and even erased. In 2022 the Keystone Institute will be offering educational opportunities, open to all employees, designed to introduce our workforce to histories, heroes, and pioneers in the fields of our services. We will explore historical events, life conditions, and major figures who have served as change agents within the fields of disability, and mental difference. In our remembrance of many who have come before us, we will together affirm our collective commitment to advance the human spirit of those we serve.
Date: February 24 2022 @ 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST
- February 24 2022
9:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
- Event Category:
- Keystone Institute
- Event Tags:
- Education, Social Role Valorization