Diversity Summit 2021: Critical Conversations: Disability and Neurodiversity Perspectives | University of Denver
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Over the last year, the United States has been confronted with the reality of multiple pandemics (i.e., COVID-19, continued racial injustice, etc.). For people with disabilities and neurodiversity, the existence of COVID-19 may be new in form, but not in practice – injustice in its many forms (education, housing, employment, health, and wellness, policing, etc.) have been part of the US since its colonialist founding. Noting this, how might we consider the impacts of these pandemics on people with disabilities and neurodiversity? What are the implications for social justice and our collective push toward equity? Our conversations will be conducted through the lenses of DU, Denver, Colorado, and the United States.