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These slides accompanied a presentation by Michael L. Dorn, delivered at the 3rd Annual New DEEL Democratical, Ethical Educational Leadership Conference on February 27, 2009.

These slides accompanied a presentation by Michael L. Dorn, delivered at the 3rd Annual New DEEL Democratical, Ethical Educational Leadership Conference on February 27, 2009.

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  • 1. Building Disability Community at Temple University Michael L. Dorn, PhD Urban Education & Disability Studies Programs, College of Education Lunchtime presentation for the 3 rd Annual New DEEL Conference, Temple University, February 27, 2009
  • 2. Building Disability Community @ Temple U
    • Philadelphia was a important early center for agitation
    • Temple U. attracts diverse students from across the globe
    • The disability movement itself is globalizing
  • 3. Disabled in Action Newsletters Building on a rich history ...
  • 4. Disabled in Action Newsletters riding the public bus ...
  • 5. Piss on Pity: ADAPT protest photos Advocating for the option of shifting the Medicaid funding that currently goes to support placements in nursing homes towards the expenses of living independently and employing personal assistants. ADAPT! fighting against institutions ...
  • 6. Disabled in Action Newsletters and celebrating victories.
  • 7. Filmmaker Shelley Barry Stills from Shelley Barry's autobiographical work 'Whole: A Trinity of Being. recognizing our diversity ...
  • 8. Presenting at the Pennsylvania Statehouse ... getting the word out ...
  • 9. Urban Education Summer Abroad Program in Jamaica ... building international partnerships ...
  • 10. The Disability Rights Movement has gone global
    • check out
    • Maestrapeace Art Works, http://www.maestrapeace.com
    Photo credit: Leah, Toronto, Canada http://www.flickr.com/photos/loveandbicycles
  • 11. changing the way people with disabilities see themselves check out “ Self Preservation: the art of Riva Lehrer” (2004) directed by Sharon Snyder and edited by David Mitchell http://rivalehrer.com
  • 12. Building Disability Community @ Temple U
    • Philadelphia was a important early center for agitation
    • Temple U. attracts diverse students from across the globe
    • The disability movement itself is globalizing
  • 13. Building Disability Community @ Temple U
    • Philadelphia was a important early center for agitation
    • Temple U. attracts diverse students from across the globe
    • The disability movement itself is globalizing
    • Our challenge : how to capture this complex story for the benefit of our students
  • 14. The Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies
    • 12 semester hours of course work
    • Students can take courses as continuing education, or in combination with one of Temple University’s masters or Ph.D. programs
    Steve Eidelman teaching Disability and Social Policy. Today Carol Marfisi, Mike Dorn and David Mitchell and Julie Kessler continue this important tradition
  • 15. Cultural Environment Disability Studies Blogs and Meetups
  • 16. Disability Studies, Temple University
  • 17. Community-building Activities Disability Studies Meetups South Jersey singer-songwriter Melody Gardot took the 'stage' at our November 2, 2006 Disability Studies Meetup. She performed material from her first two albums and spoke about her emerging understanding of herself, her abilities, and her disabilities. Homer Avila, amazing dancer from New York City who performed live at the conference 'Disability Studies & the University,' Emory University, March 5-7, 2004.
  • 18. Department of Education Grant Higher Education for All
    • Goal to in insure that students with disabilities are not only accommodated but also vitalized .
    • Disability Studies faculty partner with Mosiac humanities faculty.
    • Modeling Universal Design for Learning.
    Mike will be guest lecturing on Sir Thomas More’s Utopia , and Jane Jacob’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities .