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 


Please note for Accommodations: At least 72 hours prior to the event, (562) 938-4558 (voice), (562) 353-4217 (videophone), & // Sign Language Interpreting, please contact Stephanie Bonales at or (562) 938-4918.
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services, 5 business days prior to the event, please contact HR Analyst: Jaymee Hunt 562-938-4547 | or Sonia Leticia Vélez 562.938.4323 | *requests are based on provider availability*