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The Office of Disability Access and Inclusion (ODAI) is proud to partner with the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) to present an inaugural Intersectional Disability Lecture for ODO's Diversity Month. In this lecture, critical disability studies scholar-activist, Dr. Sara María Acevedo, discusses disability culture and identity, language, and the importance of using a Disability Justice framework to reimagine our approach to health sciences and medical education. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

12:05-1:30 PM  (PST)

Virtual | Zoom

RSVP is kindly requested: Registration link  

Accessibility: UCSF welcomes people with disabilities to all our events and programs. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact as soon as possible.  

About Dr. Sara María Acevedo:

Dr. Sara María Acevedo is an Autistic Colombian-born scholar-activist and critical educator. Her research is committed to anti-colonial, anti-racist, and anti-ableist praxis, and is informed by transnational feminism, the study of subjugated knowledges, and posthumanism, among others. She is an Assistant Professor of disability studies at Miami University, where she advances Disability Justice in the classroom and across campus. Her work as an educator blends critical pedagogy, research, and activism, building on the knowledge of historically marginalized communities. Sara has received numerous recognitions for her community-based work and transnational contributions to the Neurodiversity Movement. She is currently leading a research project on neurodivergent culture, activism, and autonomous forms of governance funded by the Ford Foundation’s Disability Rights Program.    

Sara currently serves as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Buffalo, where she will share her critical disability studies expertise with the UB community along a cohort of talented scholars, artists, and community practitioners working to create more sustainable, fair, and socially just futures for all. Sara served a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Society for Disability Studies; her leadership was instrumental in developing the organization’s fifteen guiding principles. She serves on the Editorial Boards of Disability and the Global South and Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture.   


This program is co-presented by: 

Office of Diversity and Outreach (ODO) Disability Resource Center (DRC) 

The UCSF Office of Disability Access and Inclusion (ODAI) aims to ensure an accessible and inclusive environment for people with disabilities to work, learn, visit, and receive healthcare at UCSF. ODAI provides a dedicated Disability Resource Center (DRC) for disabled staff, faculty, and learners and their allies to learn about disability identity, culture, and pride at UCSF. We offer a variety of programs and events that promote an intersectional and social justice perspective on disability. 

Office of Diversity and Outreach (ODO) Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) 

Rooted in social justice, the Multicultural Resource Center aims to nurture our diverse community. We are committed to shaping physical and intellectual environments that honor the experiences of all members of UCSF. Through programmatic efforts in community building, education, student support, and social justice we aspire to achieve transformational change. 

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