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What are Black Disability Studies (& Why Should it Matter to Public Health)? (On Demand-No CE) is a Course

What are Black Disability Studies (& Why Should it Matter to Public Health)? (On Demand-No CE)

Started Mar 3, 2021


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PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available in this free version of the course.

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In the opening keynote of the Public Health Students of African Descent 32nd Annual Minority Health Conference, Dr. Theri Pickens presents key concepts of Black disability studies and it's difference from disability studies of other racial groups. Dr. Pickens addresses the impact of terminology when using words such as "disabled" and "impaired," and how the public health field can move beyond a basic understanding of disability to better comprehend the intersection of being Black and disabled.

Public health and human service professionals, academic researchers, members of community-based organizations from multiple fields, education, medicine, nursing, and social work.

Dr. Theri Pickens, 
Associate Professor of English, Bates College

Learning Objectives
  • Clarify the basic tenets of Black Disability Studies
  • Explain possibilities of interpreting it in the humanities
  • Make connections to public health & related fields
This webcast was provided by the Public Health Students of African Descent and the Region V Public Health Training Center.

The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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