Disability conference in Yellow Springs
- Published: December 8, 2015
“Invitation to Dance,” a documentary about a student dancer who was struck by a car at age 23 and learned to reframe her life in a wheelchair, will kick off this year’s disability conference, “Valuing Diversity: Reframing Disability.” The conference will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 9 and 10, at Antioch University Midwest. The film, which is free to the public, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night in the AUM media room, and will be followed by a panel discussion on disability, identity and advocacy.
The diversity conference is sponsored by the Yellow Springs Human Relations Commission, AUM and the National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater Dayton. It will continue all day on Thursday, beginning with registration from 7 to 8 a.m. The keynote address, at 8 a.m., will be presented by Julie Williams of Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, who was born with dwarfism.
See the Dec. 3 Yellow Springs News for a more detailed story on the conference.