Honors Presents: Master Class with Sara Minkara, "From Human Rights to Value Based: The Case for Authentic Inclusion of People with Disabilities"
- Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
- Inspiration Hall (NAH 201)
Join us for an afternoon of discussing the mechanism for advocating for a more inclusive society and working towards empowering youth of all social identities and transforming the social and cultural stigma against disability!
If you would like to attend the Master Class, please do the following before 11:59 PM on 2/7/2020:
- Read the attached material from the ETI (Empowerment Through Integration) Inclusion Manual. Chapter 1.
- Register for the event and submit your questions here.
ara Minkara, a national advocate for inclusion and empowering youth with disabilities, will present a Master Class about the efforts and steps needed to create a more inclusive society and dismantling the social stigma around disability at 4:00 PM Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Inspiration Hall in Montana State University's Norm Asbjornson Hall.
The Master Class preceded her lecture, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Ballroom A of the Strand Union Building. The Master Class and lecture are free to all.
Sara Minkara, founder and CEO of Empowerment Through Integration, a non-profit dedicated to developing a more inclusive society through empowering youth with disabilities and transforming social and cultural stigmas against disability globally. ETI is committed to achieving inclusion for all people through groundbreaking initiatives that challenge stereotypes about people with disabilities. Sara strives to elevate marginalized voices and viewpoints and promote robust, authentic respect for individual value through the organizations.
Minkara is the founder and CEO of Empowerment Through Integration. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the nonprofit organization promotes achieving an inclusive society through recognizing and eliminating stigma against disability, acknowledging and rejecting bias, and elevating respect for individual value.
A Lebanese-American Muslim woman who lost her sight at age 7, Minkara formed ETI while an undergraduate at Wellesley College with funding from a Clinton Foundation grant and expanded its programs and mission while earning her master’s degree in public policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Today, ETI says it reaches more than 1,000 participants annually providing support for individuals with disabilities.
“In all our work we strive to elevate marginalized voices and viewpoints and to promote a robust, authentic respect for individual value,” Minkara said.
To learn more about Minkara and ETI, go to https://www.etivision.org/.
Minkara’s visit is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the University Speakers Committee, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering, MSU Honors College and ASMSU.
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