Thursday21Jan 2021

Ed Roberts Day

with guest speaker Scot Danforth

Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:00 p.m.
2021-01-21 14:00 2021-01-21 15:00 America/Los_Angeles Ed Roberts Day Online Dr. Art Blaser

Free to attend


General Public

Everyone is welcome to attend

 Join the Disability Studies minor to commemorate:

 Chapman's Second Annual

 Ed Roberts Day Event

Ed Roberts, known as the “Father of Independent Living,” was a trailblazing advocate for people with disabilities. Paralyzed by polio as a child, Roberts was considered “unemployable” by the California Department of Rehabilitation, a prejudiced decision he successfully fought to overturn throughout his lifetime.

In 2019, Governor Gavin Newson declared January 23rd Ed Roberts Day for his unwavering commitment to create a more equitable world for those with disabilities. 

Dr. Scot Danforth – Guest Speaker


Scot Danforth is a well-known scholar working in the fields of disability studies in education and inclusive education. He is author or editor of more than 70 publications, including 10 books. His scholarship examines political and ethical issues involving disabled young people and schooling. His goal is to foster the development of democratic schools and communities that are accepting, supportive, and caring to all persons.

Professor Danforth’s scholarship is inter- and multi-disciplinary, engaging the disciplines of philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, and education. His publications reach a wide variety of audiences, including public school teachers, parents, policymakers, and researchers in numerous fields of study.



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