Fall 2013 Mini Course/Lecture Series on Disabilities
The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University hosts guest speakers and lecturers several times each year for its Mini Course/Lecture Series on Disabilities. Experts in a wide variety of fields including Disability Studies, Assistive Technology, Leadership Development, and Social Policy present lectures and programs to students, parents, teachers and other professionals in the field of disabilities.
Multimedia archive of the Lecture Series
Listen to or view select presenters from past Mini Course Lecture Series events. Not all lectures are included in the archive.
Upcoming Programs -
October 15, November 4, November 7, 2013
Lecture 1 - Erving Goffman: Social Stigma and Disability Studies
Presented by Heather Love, PhD
Lecture 2 - Plan WITH Me, Not FOR Me! Honoring the Person's Voice in Transition Planning
Presented by Norman Kunc, MSc and Emma Van der Klift, MA
TUESDAY OCTOBER 15, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (registration 9:00 a.m.)
Temple University Main Campus
Kiva Auditorium, Ritter Hall
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Maps and directions
About the Presenter
Dr. Heather Love will speak on the utility of Erving Goffman's foundational work on social stigma for the field of disability studies. Goffman's 1963 book Stigma: On the Management of Spoiled Identity is both loved and hated by disability scholars. Dr. Love will consider the benefits and drawbacks of Goffman's approach to stigma.
Heather Love, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania authored Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (Harvard, 2007), edited a special issue of GLQ and co-edited a special issue of New Literary History. Gender studies/queer theory, modernism/modernity, disability studies, and film /visual culture are among her research interests.
TWO locations! MONDAY NOVEMBER 4 and THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (registration 9:00 a.m.)
Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT)
10 South 19th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Temple University Main Campus
Fox-Gittis Room, The Liacouras Center
1776 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Directions and parking
About the Presenters
The overall goal of transition planning is to help people with disabilities become confident, connected, and contributing community members. Unfortunately, many professions "plan for" individuals rather than "plan with" them. Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift offer ideas and strategies on how to help people become more confident in initiating the support they need and take the leadership role in planning process.
Norman Kunc, MSc and Emma Van der Klift, MA spent over 30 years ensuring that people with disabilities can take their rightful place in school, work and community. Besides a private practice in narrative counseling in Vancouver, B.C., they provide training at school districts, human service agencies, and advocacy groups in North America and abroad.
- Presentations are FREE (registration recommended).
- Act 48 credits available (see registration form).
- NASW-PA CEs have been requested.
The Mini Course Lecture Series is a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Co-sponsors: United Way of Allegheny County, PA Developmental Disabilities Council, Vision For Equality. Additional support: PEAL Center, Achieva, CLASS.
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