Identity First Language: Two Branches from the Same Tree


Dr. Mary Lee Vance will provide a brief history of the intersection of racism and ableism that ultimately led to the Disability Rights Movement. She will share personal stories of her background, address the significance of Identity v People First Language, inspiration porn Universal Design and other topics that influence how individuals identify with disability and diversity.

Wednesday, April 20, 1:00PM – ​2:30PM 


For Accommodations: 72 hours prior to the event, (562) 938-4558 (voice), (562) 353-4217 (videophone), & // Sign Language Interpreting-Communication Access Realtime Translation: 5 business days prior to the event, contact Event Lead & Stephanie Bonales at or (562) 938-4918 *requests are based on provider availability*