Please RSVP by Friday, April 12th..
Talk title: My Story & Research about Disability Identity, Perceptions of Disability and EmpowermentSpeaker: Anjali Forber-Pratt, Ph.D., Vanderbilt UniversityModerator: Stanley Trent, Ph.D., Curry School of Education and Human Development
Dr. Forber-Pratt will share elements of her unique story as a wheelchair user, two-time Paralympian and an adopted woman of color. In her work, she centers disability as an aspect of diversity. She will share insights from her research related to disability identity development. Disability identity can be described as a sense of self that includes one’s disability and feelings of connection to, or solidarity with, the disability community. Forber-Pratt is also interested in other people’s perceptions of disability and will share insights from other ongoing research studies.