Words Matter: Exploring Language and Labels for Survivors with Disabilities

Jan 06, 2022 / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Jan 06, 2022


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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In the disability community, where there is a history of erasure, exploitation, and misunderstanding, language choices and labels we use to talk about people with disabilities (also referred to as disabled people) are ever-changing and important. Every community member’s decisions about language should be respected and uplifted. Join this interactive webinar with Olga Trujillo, as we delve into the evolving terminology used to identify and describe people with disabilities, the various perspectives of disability communities, and the importance of empowering those most impacted to make decisions about the language we use.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the history and differences between people first language and identity first language
  • Participants will understand the importance of using preferred language when addressing people with disabilities
  • Participants will be able to discuss the ways in which language choice reflects the autonomy and decision making of disabled people

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