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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.
Dr. Theri Pickens, Associate Professor of English, Bates College
- Clarify the basic tenets of Black Disability Studies.
- Explain possibilities of interpreting it in the humanities.
- Make connections to public health & related fields.
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