Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A


    Social movements involve the organizing of individuals with shared identities or shared values around a collective goal, whether to reshape law, policy, the political system, or public image. A variety of social movements have gained ground in recent years, from Black Lives Matters to global marches by women or gun control advocacy by the students of Parkland, with each movement demonstrating new ways to effectively organize in modern society. Disability rights advocates have experienced great success in organizing people with disabilities to advocate for broader social and legal reforms. The panel will bring together disability and legal scholars to discuss disability as a social movement including historical and political context, successes and challenges, comparative studies about what we can learn from other social movements, and what we can expect from the disability rights movement as a social movement in the future.

    A virtual business meeting was held prior to the Annual Meeting.


Date & Time
Speakers
Bradley A. Areheart, University of Tennessee College of Law

Ruth Colker, The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Katie Eyer, Rutgers Law School

Katherine Macfarlane, University of Idaho College of Law

Arlene Mayerson, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Session Fees
  • [5390] Disability Law - Co-Sponsored by Law Medicine and Health Care and Civil Rights - Disability Rights as a Social Movement : $0.00
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