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P.O.V. Book Club
In this book club we discover new points of view (P.O.V.) by reading authors from varying backgrounds. Selections include fiction and non-fiction. For adults. No registration required.
July (Disability Pride Month) Selection - "Demystifying Disability" by Emily Ladau
An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more accessible, inclusive place.
Disabled people are the world’s largest minority, an estimated 15 percent of the global population. But many of us–disabled and non-disabled alike–don’t know how to act, what to say, or how to be an ally to the disability community. Demystifying Disability is a friendly handbook on important disability issues you need to know about, including:
• How to appreciate disability history and identity
• How to recognize and avoid ableism (discrimination toward disabled people)
• How to be mindful of good disability etiquette
• How to appropriately think, talk, and ask about disability
• How to ensure accessibility becomes your standard practice, from everyday communication to planning special events
• How to identify and speak up about disability stereotypes in media
Authored by celebrated disability rights advocate, speaker, and writer Emily Ladau, this practical, intersectional guide offers all readers a welcoming place to understand disability as part of the human experience.
Summary from Goodreads
- Tuesday, July 11, 2023
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Sherwood Meeting Room
- Library Branch:
- Sherwood Regional Library
- Book Discussion
- Adults General Interest Older Adults