Embracing the Difference Globally: The ABILITY Event

  • Sunday, July 26, 2020
    9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Monday, July 27, 2020
    9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 2, 2020
    9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Monday, August 3, 2020
    9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2020
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 6, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2020
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 6, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Friday, August 7, 2020
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, August 9, 2020
    9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Monday, August 10, 2020
    9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 13, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Friday, August 14, 2020
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, August 16, 2020
    9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Monday, August 17, 2020
    9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Friday, August 21, 2020
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, August 23, 2020
    9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Monday, August 24, 2020
    9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 27, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Friday, August 28, 2020
    4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Ability Event

Embracing the Difference Globally: The ABILITY Event is a student-led conference that the St. Cloud State University Rehabilitation Studies Program hosts every year, and Metropolitan State University is now a partner.

We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by bringing you 30 awesome events for 30 days! Starting on July 26 until Aug. 28, the conference features national and international speakers covering a wide array of topics on disability rights.

This conference will be completely online. To view any of the 30 presentations, reference the registration site here: https://minnstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uNyjgrNlSQie8XTmdGfRrg. Please note that you only need to register once and you can attend all events for free.

Join us Sunday-Friday for a month of free knowledge, professionalism and fun!

 

Week 1: Advancing Disability Rights During the ADA

  • Sunday, July 26; 9 – 10 a.m.; Reflection with Sen. Tom Harkin and Elise Knopf, Minnesota State Coordinator for Deaf Services
  • Monday, July 27; 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.; ABILITYx with Tammy BerBeri
  • Tuesday, July 28; Noon - 1 p.m.; Lunch N' Learn with Johileny Meran
  • Wednesday, July 29; 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.; US/China Deaf Project with Dr. Kathryn Johnson, Dr. A.my Knopf and Dr. Xuan Zheng
  • Thursday, July 30; Noon - 1 p.m.; Lunch N' Learn with Judy Heumann
  • Friday, July 31; 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.; ARTS Happy Hour with Susan Sygall

 

Week 2: Advancing Disability Rights in the United States

  • Sunday, Aug. 2; 9 - 10 a.m.; Disability InterFaith with Rev. Susan Masters
  • Monday, Aug. 3; 9 - 10 a.m.; ABILITYx Talk with Anastasia Samoza
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4; Noon - 1 p.m.; Book Talk with Frances West
  • Wednesday, Aug. 5; 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; US/China Deaf Project about Culture and Identity
  • Thursday, Aug. 6; Noon - 1 p.m.; Lunch N' Learn about Disability Policy
  • Friday, Aug. 7; 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.; ARTS Happy Hour with Gaelynn Lea

 

Week 3: Advancing Disability Rights in Black, Brown and Indigenous Communities

  • Sunday, Aug. 9; 9 - 10 a.m.; Disability InterFaith with Rev. Peterson
  • Monday, Aug. 10; 9 - 10 a.m.; ABILITYx Talk with Jane Dunha.mn
  • Tuesday, Aug. 11; Noon - 1 p.m.; Lunch N' Learn about Intersections of Disability and Diversity with Sandra Sermons and Ta.meka Spruce
  • Wednesday, Aug. 12; 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.; US/China Deaf Project about K-12 Experiences
  • Thursday, Aug. 13; Noon - 1 p.m.; Lunch N' Learn about Intersections of Disability and Immigrants with Theo Ressa
  • Friday, Aug. 14; 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.; ARTS Happy Hour with LeRoy More

 

Week 4: Advancing Disability Rights Globally

  • Sunday, Aug. 16; 9 - 10 a.m.; Disability InterFaith with
  • Monday, Aug. 17; 9 - 10 a.m.; ABILITYx with Caroline Casey
  • Tuesday, Aug. 18; Noon – 1 p.m.; Lunch N' Learn about Zero Project with Martin Essl
  • Wednesday, Aug. 19; 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.; US/China Deaf Project about Higher Education Experiences
  • Thursday, Aug. 20; Noon - 1 p.m.; Lunch N' Learn about Disability Rights in Federal Government with Ann Cody and Charles Kellett
  • Friday, Aug. 21; 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.; ARTS Happy Hour with Tia Lihua

 

Week 5: Advancing Disability Rights in the State of Minnesota

  • Sunday, Aug. 23; 9 - 10 a.m.; Disability InterFaith with Wally Waranka
  • Monday, Aug. 24; 9 - 10 a.m.; ABILITYx Talk with President Wacker and Steve Anderson
  • Tuesday, Aug. 25; Noon - 1 p.m.; Lunch N' Learn about Minnesota Disability Rights with Metro State University
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26; 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.; US/China Deaf Project about Employment Experiences
  • Thursday, Aug. 27; Noon - 1 p.m.; Lunch N' Learn about MN DEED with Commissioner Steve Groves, Dee Torgerson and Natalia Jerde
  • Friday, Aug. 28; 4:30 - 9 p.m.; 30th Anniversary Gala

Accessibility

Contact the Center for Accessibility Resources by email, or by phone at 651-793-1549, if you need disability-related accessibility accommodations, including parking.