2018-2019 Presentations

Words matter: The evolving language of disability

October 30, 2018
5:00-6:30 p.m.
PSU Ballroom East

Dr. Shannon Wooden, professor of English and coordinator of the disability studies program, will discuss how even widely acceptable language reflects pervasive (and not always positive) attitudes toward people with disabilities.

Stigma can be reinforced by certain language choices. Dr. Wooden will also discuss how fear of using the wrong words may silence what should be insightful and productive conversations about disability.

Unspoken messages: Weighing the winds of change

November 29, 2018
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Plaster Student Union 400

The mid-term elections have taken place and results are tabulated. Much has been said, but let's talk about what it means for each of us and what going forward from here means on all sides of the aisle. Yes, which way are the winds blowing?

Dr. Lyle Foster is an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Missouri State University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of social problems, multicultural education, poverty and diversity training. Dr. Foster is an accredited diversity trainer who conducts workshops and training on issues related to diversity and inclusion.

Register through My Learning Connection.

For additional information, contact the FCTL at 417-836-3059 or fctl@missouristate.edu.