Brave Spaces Discussion: Ableism

Brave Spaces continue as we explore ableism and its impacts on individuals and communities.

Join Student Life and a team of panelists made up of NIC students, NIC employees and community members for a Brave Spaces discussion on ableism to explore its impacts on individuals and communities.

If you would like to be a student on the panel, or to register for the event, email Please note panelists will also attend a virtual prep meeting on March 2, 12 - 1 pm.

What is Ableism?
Ableism is discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities and/or people who are perceived to be disabled. Ableism characterizes people as defined by their disabilities and inferior to the non-disabled.

What is a Brave Space?
A brave space is a place to come together to have a healthy yet challenging dialogue around important issues facing students and global citizens today. A brave space is a place for the respectful sharing of thoughts so we can all gain a better understanding of each other’s perspectives, encourage critical thinking, and to learn from each other.

More on This Story

Visit NIC's Library and Learning Commons' online resource guide about Ableism.