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About This Year's Theme

Disability and Justice: The Evolution and the Revolution
This year, we celebrate disability and the movement toward justice. People with disabilities have struggled in the name of justice. But little is known about that, as history is often told by the professionals, such as doctors, educators, and reformers. Disability history reveals a hidden past where disabled people were doing, advocating, and organizing. Disability is being re-written into history (Daniel J. Wilson). Each panel during the day explores ways in which disabled people were/are re-writing history. This event asks everyone to think about how we find, share, and engage our greater communities in this important history. Please invite your friends, neighbors and co-workers. Together, as participants in this event, we will be adding to this rich history.

About the Disability and Change Symposium

The goal of the annual Symposium is to center people with disabilities. We know the experience of disability is more than a diagnosis. Disability is also part of an identity and a culture.  The annual Disability and Change Symposium gives us a glimpse into the past, present, and future.

This year's Disability and Change Symposium is a live webinar format. It is free and available to the public. Accessibility features include Realtime Transcription (CART) along with ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation. A recording and transcript of the panel discussions will become part of a free online mini-course to be published at a later date.

Symposium Agenda


Organized by the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, the Symposium is an outcome of collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Faculty Council on Disability, whose mission is "to foster collaboration across Temple University on disability-related projects including research, teaching, programming, publication, and grant-seeking. By connecting with one another, Council members help build community among the growing number of people at Temple whose work engages with disability."

We extend our appreciation to Disability Resources and Services for providing Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and American Sign Language services.

Core Funding

Core funding for the Disability and Change Symposium is through a grant from the Center for the Humanities at Temple University (CHAT).

Temple Partners and Sponsors

The Institute on Disabilities, Temple University College of Education is pleased to recognize some of our 2022 Symposium Partners and Sponsors from Temple University:

Individuals and Organizations

We extend special thanks to the following individuals and organizations who collaborated on the planning of the 2022 Symposium:  

Symposium Student Council

The members of our 2022 Symposium Student Council, who are also the student panel speakers at 9 a.m.:

  • Maia Arbel  
  • Jaggar Demarco
  • Cathy May Moyer
  • Kolton Nullmeyer

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