Tuesday, February 25, ALL DAY

It’s BACK!  Radical MacACCESS II: The Future is Accessible

9:30-10:30, Idea Lab:  Intersectionality and Disability:  Are you a person with a disability who also holds intersecting or marginalized identities?  This interactive, hands-on event is intended to make space for your voice.

Hosts:  Sedric McClure (Department of Multicultural Life) and Logan Schrader (Office of Student Leadership and Engagement)

12:00-1:00 PM, Olin Rice, Smail Gallery: Faculty and Student Discussion on Accommodations (Panel):  Almost 20% of our student population are qualified students with disabilities.  A brief outline of the legal aspects of accommodations followed by a student and faculty panel discussion about accommodations from a variety of perspectives. Audience participation is welcome.  Food served at 11:30 AM.

Moderators: Melissa Fletcher (Disability Services); Cari Gillen-O’Neel (Psychology)

2pm – 4pm, Dewitt Wallace Library, Archives Classroom 254:  History of Disability Activism at Macalester:  Stop by during this time to tour the archives, and chat with Bea about the complex history of disability at Mac, based her recent capstone work.  We promise you’ll learn something!

Host: Bea Chihak ’20

5pm – 6pm, Sounds of Blackness Lounge:  Self Care: What it is, What it Isn’t and How to Do it.  Are you a student who could use ideas on self-care? Will Enin, ’22 discusses how he manages self-care while being a student and adds some humor in the mix.  Pizza and salad provided.

Host: Will Enin ’22

7pm – 8pm,  Keynote, Kagin Ballroom: Katie Rose Guest Pryal, JD, PhD

Katie is a bestselling author, columnist, speaker, and law professor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Some of Katie’s work includes Life of the Mind Interrupted: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education (2017) and The Freelance Academic: Transform Your Creative Life and Career (2019). Katie is joining Mac to discuss the intersection of higher education and disability, in particular, how we can all work together to break the cycle of mental health stigma in our community. Read information about Katie on her website: katieroseguestpryal.com.

Katie is sponsored by the Program Board

Please also see events related to Universal Design and disability hosted by Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching. 

Radical MacACCESS II is also sponsored/supported by our campus partners:  Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching, Department of Multicultural Life, Hamre Center for Health and Wellness, Career Exploration, Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship, Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, Residential Life, Office of Student Affairs, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and the Dewitt-Wallace Library.   We appreciate your collaboration!

Access for All: The panel and keynote will be CART (remote captioned), and Google slides or handouts will be available for the audience in accessible formats. These are open-seating events; wheelchairs are welcome.

Gluten and peanut-free food options will be served.

Accessible parking map

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