Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The WHO/World Bank Report on Disability...

...What it means for research, human rights efforts and you

PRESENTER: Bathsheba Darkfold (SL) / Katie Vizenor (RL)
Sunday January 29, 2012, 11 am PST
or
Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 5 pm PST
The Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability Island, Second Life

On September 12th and 13th, 2011, The World Health Organization and World Bank hosted a two day discussion to celebrate the publication of their World Report on Disability. The presenter, a disability policy researcher and PhD candidate was lucky enough to attend. This presentation will provide a brief overview of some of the interesting findings.

Presenter Bio:  In real life, I am Katie Vizenor, a disability policy researcher and PhD candidate in Anthropology at SUNY-Buffalo. I have been conducting ethnographic research in Second Life since 2008.

Another in Virtual Ability's series: Waiting on the World to Change.

1 comment:

  1. This was a superb presentation and generated excellent multi-faceted discussion including dialogue around creating systemic change, impacting attitudes, and the linkages between social policy and lived experience. The presenter offered a link to the full WHO report: http://www.who.int/disabilities/world_report/2011/en/index.html

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