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Demystifying Disability Book Discussion

January 12, 2022 @ 6:00 pm CST - 7:00 pm CST

A teal background with 6 rows of illustrated people of diverse races, gender identities, body types, and visible/non-apparent disabilities. In the center of the cover is a dark blue box with cream colored text that reads: “Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally.” At the bottom in dark blue text is the author’s name, Emily Ladau.Emily Ladau is a white woman who is wearing glasses and has curly brown hair pulled back halfway, with the rest framing her face. She is wearing a black dress dotted with red flowers and green leaves. She is sitting in a power wheelchair, facing the camera, and smiling.

Join us for a discussion on the book Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally. We’ll be joined by the author, Emily Ladau!

About the book:

An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more inclusive place.

People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority, an estimated 15 percent of the global population. But many of us—disabled and nondisabled alike—don’t know how to act, what to say, or how to be an ally to the disability community. Demystifying Disability is a friendly handbook on the important disability issues you need to know about, including:

• How to appropriately think, talk, and ask about disability
• Recognizing and avoiding ableism (discrimination toward disabled people)
• Practicing good disability etiquette
• Ensuring accessibility becomes your standard practice, from everyday communication to planning special events
• Appreciating disability history and identity
• Identifying and speaking up about disability stereotypes in media

Authored by celebrated disability rights advocate, speaker, and writer Emily Ladau, this practical, intersectional guide offers all readers a welcoming place to understand disability as part of the human experience.

We encourage you to read or listen to the book prior to our discussion. It is available in three formats on Amazon. And come with your questions for Emily!

This event will be captioned. Should you require an accommodation to ensure the event is fully accessible to you, please contact Shannon Kelly at skelly@backbonesonline.com at least 7 days prior to the event.



January 12, 2022
6:00 pm CST - 7:00 pm CST
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