The Diversity Workshop I Attended Essay

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Be motivated to carry on the conversation after you leave. The diversity workshop I attended was titled The Intersectional Nature of Disability at 6:30-7:45pm, in Pray Harrold room 201. Lloyd Shelton is a man who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at the age of three. He is wheelchair bound. He is the kind of guy that people stare at as a result of being disabled. Webster defines disabled as “Incapacitated by illness or injury, also: physically or mentally impaired in a way that substantially limits activity especially in relation to employment or education.” but when it all boils down, society defines disabled as not fitting into normality. Society believes that as long as you have a disability, you aren’t like everyone else, that you 're incapable of doing anything everyone should be able to do. People with disabilities are just like people without, and they should be accepted and treated as such. Before coming to this workshop, I was unsure of what it would be about. But during the lecture I realized that an innumerable amount of people, including myself on occasion look at disabled people differently than people without them. Growing up, my mom taught me to know that people with disabilities are just like people without, they may look different, but on the inside, they aren 't. I’ve looked at people with disabilities differently, I’ve looked at them, not as less, but as someone who can 't accomplish basic tasks like everyone else can, like they need help with…

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