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Congressional Lunch Seminar

SPSSI in conjunction with the Honorable James P. McGovern
present a Congressional Lunch Seminar: Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice featuring Michelle R. Nario-Redmond, Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 5, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
2045 Rayburn House Office Building

Dr. Nario-Redmond specializes in Disability Studies and the psychology of stereotyping and prejudice. During this event, she will provide an overview of research evidence on the many forms of prejudice disabled people face, along with the reasons that drive people to express their fears, curiosities, and good intentions in ways that perpetuate inequality and misunderstanding.

Disentangling the roots of disability prejudice, Dr. Nario-Redmond will then discuss specific strategies for combating distinct forms of ableism and the individual and coalitional approaches disabled people have used to resist discrimination and promote human rights.

Dr. Nario-Redmond is a Professor of Psychology and Professor of Biomedical Humanities at Hiram College in Ohio and recently edited the first comprehensive volume to be published that integrates social-scientific literature on the origins and manifestations of prejudice against disabled people.

This is a widely attended event. Lunch will be provided.
To attend in person, please RSVP to Sarah Mancoll (

This event will also be livestreamed on Facebook at and video archived on YouTube at