CDC 2019 - Program
PROGRAM - DAY TWO - FRIDAY - MAY 24rd, 2019
8am - 9am - CDC 2019 - REGISTRATION
9am - 10am - CLOSING KEYNOTE
UNIQUE WAYS OF EXPERIENCING DISADVANTAGE presented by Dr. Jeanette Robertson, EdD, MSW, RSW
This keynote presentation will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of how individuals experience disadvantage in unique ways based on the intersection of disability and other aspects of social location and identity, such as gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and age. It is critical to understand the diverse aspects of social location and intersectionality, and the reality that disadvantage or exclusion are based on the interaction of multiple factors.
Conference participants are invited to explore how broad societal-macro factors and interlocking oppressions such as ableism, ageism, racism, homophobism, and/or classism may shape and determine the experience of the individuals. They learn how the people they serve may experience disadvantage in unique ways based on the intersection of disability and other aspects of identity, such as gender, race, socioeconomic status, age, and sexual orientation. Participants are invited to examine their beliefs and attitudes with respect to disability and intersectionality, and reflect on the values and knowledge required to better serve their clients.
Dr. Jeanette Robertson has been an educator in social work for the past 20 years. She isa Professor Emerita at Thompson Rivers University, and a current faculty member at Langara College. She is the co-editor of Disability and Social Change: A Progressive Canadian Approach (2016). This book offers as a fresh Canadian perspective on disability from a critical lens, challenging and inspiring students and practitioners alike to think outside the box and to examine their own attitudes and values toward disability, ensuring that they do not inadvertently impose ableist and oppressive practices on one of Canada’s most marginalized populations.
Dr. Robertson’s social work practice experience has largely been within the disability, healthcare, and aging field and extends to roles of community educator, social work practitioner, program coordinator, Community Living BC Council member, and rehabilitation worker in both the voluntary and governmental sector of British Columbia and Alberta.
10 am - 10.30 am - Morning Break - coffee, tea served
10.30am - 12pm - MORNING WORKSHOPS IN SESSION
12pm-1pm - Lunch and Networking Break
1.15pm - 2.30pm - AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS IN SESSION
2.30pm - 3.00pm - Afternoon coffee & tea break. Final Networking