The MCLA Day of Dialogue is a campus-wide alternative day of education, with suspended day classes to ensure
full campus participation by students, faculty, and staff. This year’s event, held
on Wednesday, October 20, will occur virtually to allow for the greatest participation.
This year's theme, "No Longer An Afterthought: Toward Disability Awareness, Inclusion and Justice On Campus & In Society," encourages us to look at ways we think about and dialogue around disability. Please join us as we look at different ways to approach disability, understand ableism and the many ways it manifests, define disability (who is considered to be a person with a disability), and examine historical perspectives. Look back with us as we trace the roots of the disability rights movement, celebrate legislative accomplishments, and navigate our own campus spaces, including the classroom.
The Day of Dialogue program committee is seeking panels, experiential workshops, and facilitated dialogues that both showcase and allow for dialogue around the many ways in which we consider disability in our community. Examples of topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Day of Dialogue sessions are expected to meaningfully address the following participant learning outcomes. Most sessions address 2-3 outcomes. While attending the Day of Dialogue, participants will:
Presenters are expected to design their session and materials to be fully accessible. Presenters should consult with Academic Technology for support and may refer to these guidelines for accessible presentations.
If you are interested in organizing a session for this year’s Day of Dialogue, please complete this application by Friday, September 17th.