[nfbmi-talk] inclusive storytelling conference

Lydia Anne Schuck lydia.a.schuck at wmich.edu
Mon Nov 2 16:25:16 UTC 2015

Some on this list might be interested in this storytelling conference at Eastern Michigan University.  I could take 2 or 3 people with me.  Contact Lydia 676-4621 or by email if you are interested.

Connecting the Dots: Stories that Matter
Saturday, November 21st from 9am-3pm


The Delores Soderquist Brehm Center for Special Education Scholarship & Research is dedicated to creating transformational research and the next generation of leaders in special education.  For the third time, the Brehm Center and the Brehm Scholars Alumni Chapter will host a one-day conference focused on issues of inclusion, best and emerging practices in education and special education, and advocacy at the EMU Student Center.

Stories are used every day to develop commonalities between our personal experiences and the communities around us. Whether we are using stories to construct our identity or to gather new knowledge, Stories Matter! This year, presenters will bring together stories and research necessary to move toward building inclusive societies. Come and share your unique story with us.

Planners, presenters, and participants of the Connecting the Dots conference are committed to the principle of creating real, whole communities that are accessible to all. Our intention is to reach a rich and diverse audience, spanning a multitude of disciplines, experiences, cultural communities, and learning styles. As part of this experience, we want to explore issues of privilege and injustice, and to reflect on the inclusion and exclusions of our time together. Connecting the Dots is a small, time-limited, intentional community, in which we will strive to create together (uncertainly, gently, carefully) a space that is safe for all who attend, and which stretches and reimagines the boundaries of the idea of access, including financial access.

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