“Dismantling Misconceptions of Disability” with Dr. Rebekah Taussig
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022
7-8:30 p.m., Mountain Time
This is a virtual event. Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Dr. Rebekah Taussig, a disability advocate and educator who has been paralyzed since the age of three, will challenge everything you think you know about disability. Join Taussig and the CC community on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. for the latest presentation in the “Dismantling Hate” series: “Dismantling Misconceptions of Disability.”
Taussig has a Ph.D. in creative nonfiction and disability studies. In her memoir, “Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body,” Taussig asks the question “What would it mean for disabled folks if society saw us as acceptable, equal, and valuable parts of the whole?” She will invite us to think bigger and more critically about who has a seat at the table and the barriers that bar others from inclusion.
This event is open to all Colorado College students, alumni, faculty, and staff and community members from the Colorado Springs area and beyond.
The Dismantling Hate: An Educational Series Toward Understanding and Action series is a campus-wide initiative that provides programming for CC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members from the Colorado Springs area. The purpose and goal of this educational series is to support our communities to better understand hate — its roots and outcomes, and to motivate people to take action to dismantle hate. Each educational program in the series features a conversation with an activist, broadly defined, who shares their work and experiences dismantling hate against marginalized communities.