Loyola University Maryland

Commitment to Justice

Disability Justice In Action

About the Event

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom Webinar

In 2010, Fr. Rick Curry, S.J., who was born without a right arm, stated “At six, because of my arm, I was told I could not be a soldier. I could not be a priest. I could not be a doctor. Well, I have a doctorate, I’m a priest, and I’m working with the military. I think that’s proof that it’s not smart to circumscribe God.” More recently, in his message for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Pope Francis noted “In recent years inclusive processes have been put in place and developed, but this is still not enough, because, in addition to physical barriers, prejudice also gives rise to limitations on access to education for all, employment, and participation.”

On the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, how can Loyola move beyond ableism to welcome and support people with disabilities? And how can we, as a Jesuit, Catholic university anchored in Baltimore, support community partners who are committed to this work? Come hear personal and community stories about disability justice and join in discussions on how we all may contribute to positive change on our campus and in Baltimore.

Register for the webinar

Moderator

Giuseppina Iacono Lobo

Speakers

  • Ken Capone, People on the Go
  • David Miller, Dare To Be King
  • Brittany Romanoff
  • Faith Williams

Sponsored by Loyola's Commitment to Justice Committee, Messina, Common Text Program, Pre-Health Programs, Health Outreach Baltimore, Baltimore Health Immersion, Loyola Clinical Centers, Center for Community Service and Justice, Campus Ministry, Department of Biology, Law and Social Responsibility, Mission Integration, Society for Underrepresented in Pre-Health Students and the Office of Academic Affairs.

This event will be captioned. If additional accommodations are necessary, please contact Disability Support Services at dss@loyola.edu.

Follow the conversation on social media @LoyolaJustice and #livejustice