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(Dis)ability Futures and Indigeneity: Critical Epistemologies for Social Change

October 22, 2020 at 4:00pm6:00pm EDT

Falk Complex

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Hilary Weaver (University at Buffalo) presents a public lecture as part of this year’s Syracuse Symposium on “Futures.”

In mainstream societies, disabilities are perceived frequently as deficits, emboldened by values borne out of colonization. In this talk, Weaver instead draws on traditional indigenous understandings, wisdom, and knowledges to answer vital questions. What can the United States and the rest of the world learn to change our future, by making disabilities and other differences understandable, without applying a deficit model? The future does not need to be as hierarchical as the present.

This event is part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on “Futures.” See the full season schedule at

The Falk College School of Social Work Continuing Education Program is offering free CE contact hours for this event. If you are a New York State licensed social worker interested in obtaining free CE’s for this event, please express interest upon registration [email:].

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This event was first published on August 12, 2020 and last updated on August 31, 2020.

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