‘Pity, Fear and Being Nice: Implicit Bias and Disability’ topic of Nov. 7 talk

November 6, 2017 | Events, UToday, Arts and Letters
By Staff

The Disability Studies Program and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at The University of Toledo will present “Pity, Fear and Being Nice: Implicit Bias and Disability” Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m. in Carlson Library Room 1005.

The interactive presentation will be led by author and editor Dr. Elizabeth “Ibby” Grace, assistant professor of education at National Louis University in Chicago.


Grace is the author of a number of influential works on autism and disability studies, including essays in “Criptiques” and “Both Sides of the Table: Autoethnographies of Educators Learning and Teaching With/In [Dis]ability.” She was on the UT campus in spring as part of the Life on the Autism Spectrum: Home and Community series. 

“Ibby Grace is a wonderful combination of smart, funny and thoughtful,” said Dr. Jim Ferris, professor and Ability Center of Greater Toledo Endowed Chair in Disability Studies. “She will help us find new ways to think about bias and the wide range of people on campus and in the world beyond.”

Her free, public presentation is part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Implicit Bias Series.

Individuals needing access accommodations may call 419.530.7244.

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