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Humanities

The Medicine Wheel as a Framework for Understanding Disabilities: Informing Our Future Thinking, Informing Our Future Actions

October 23, 2020 at 10:00am12:00pm EDT

The Medicine Wheel is a powerful symbol for many Native Americans and it contains many layers of meaning. Through this virtually-conducted workshop, Hilary Weaver (University at Buffalo) explores how components of the Medicine Wheel can be used to understand traditional Indigenous ideas about disabilities.

Participants will engage with relevant Native American teachings and interpretations to understand how they can inform our understanding of different abilities of Mind, Body, Spirit, and Heart. Discussion focuses on how we can work toward change, both for individuals and on a large scale, to reduce stigma and “othering,” toward a better future in our shared world.

RSVP by Oct. 16.

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: skorcz@syr.edu].

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


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