Our next read is A Disability History of the United States by Dr. Kim E. Nielsen, Distinguished University Professor, University of Toledo and Chair of the Disability Studies Program since 2017. Professor Nielsen will join us for a special Zoom edition of the book club. You’re not going to want to miss it.
The book is an outstanding read beginning with disability practices among the indigenous people of North America before the coming of Europeans and carries forward through the colonial period, the post-Revolutionary War, the Civil War and its aftermath, treatment of people with disabilities in the Progressive Era, the pre-Civil Rights era and up to today. Professor Nielsen is an award-winning author of 9 books, including The Oxford Handbook of Disability History for which she was awarded the 2018 Rosen Prize of the American Association for the History of Medicine and the 2019 Disability History Association Book Award. Read more about the book: https://www.amazon.com/Disability-History-United-ReVisioning-American/dp/0807022047/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2JP3J2X1TJGBX&keywords=disability+history+of+the+united+states&qid=1667001237&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIxLjgxIiwicXNhIjoiMS40OCIsInFzcCI6IjEuNDEifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=disability+history+%2Caps%2C103&sr=8-1
Not currently a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Action Team (DIAT)? No worries. All members of the State Bar ADR Section are invited! I hope you will join us for what should prove to be an enlightening and powerful evening of fellowship, education, and talk. Please RSVP to Mary Anne Parks, firstname.lastname@example.org.