Chose of the lectures below to view and reflect upon. Transcripts are available for both videos.
CEDI Lecture: “Prioritizing Disabled People’s Narratives and Voices” with Imani Barbarin
January 17, 2019
About Imani Barbarin ( @Imani_Barbarin )
Director of Communications and Outreach, Disability Rights, PA
A graduate of Eastern University with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in French from the Sorbonne, Imani Barbarin writes from the perspective of a black woman with Cerebral Palsy. She specializes in blogging, science fiction and memoir.
CEDI Lecture: “Literacy and Disability” with Karen Diaz & Karen Erickson
February 21, 2019
1 hr 4 mins
About Karen Diaz
Karen Diaz is a mother of a 10 year old with ADHD and a 6 year old with autism. She came to the United States from Mexico 11 years ago. Karen is also an advocate for parents of children with disabilities. Through her own experience of looking for appropriate services and resources to fit her children’s needs, Karen has also been able to offer support and advice to families.
Pause for Reflection
- What is the importance of prioritizing disabled voices in the library? What might happen if those voices are not heard?
- In what ways can libraries incorporate the voices of their disabled patrons into library policies?