2018 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference: Beyond Disadvantage: Disability, Law, and Bioethics

Date
Jun 01, 2018 08:00 - 20:00 EDT
Location
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC (2036), Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Historically and across societies people with disabilities have been stigmatized and excluded from social opportunities on a variety of culturally specific grounds. These justifications include assertions that people with disabilities are biologically defective, less than capable, costly, suffering, or fundamentally inappropriate for social inclusion. Rethinking the idea of disability so as to detach being disabled from inescapable disadvantage has been considered a key to twenty-first century reconstruction of how disablement is best understood.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. 

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