Event took place February 17–21, 2014
With support from the administration, Gordon College hosted “Beyond Disabilities” during the week of February 17–21, 2014.
The purpose of “Beyond Disabilities” week was to cultivate an elevated discussion about disabilities, confront preconceptions and negative assumptions, and attempt to make Gordon a place more hospitable to individuals with disabilities. The goal was to transform attitudes through education, interactions and conversations.
This student-led week was envisioned by Leah Serao '14, an elementary education and linguistics double major with a concentration in special education, who wanted to engage the Gordon community in the topic. With the help of other students and professors, “Beyond Disabilities” week grew from an idea to an actuality. The college hosted close to 20 events that ranged from movie showings, to lectures, to panel discussions and interviews that encouraged listeners to think about disabilities from many viewpoints.
In addition, Gordon College was pleased to bring multiple speakers to campus and to host Temple Grandin as the keynote. Thanks to all who joined us in this very exciting week.
Special Thanks to our Sponsors
GCSA, Academic Affairs, Division of Social and Behavioral Science, Convocation, Elementary Education Department, Special Education Department, Gordon Film Society, Academic Support Center, Windrush Farms, L¹Arche Community, Communication Arts Department, Economics & Business Department, Graduate Education Department, Middle School Education Department, Recreation and Leisure Studies Department
Education, Sociology, Philosophy, Biblical Studies, Kinesiology, Biology, Recreation & Leisure, Social Work, Linguistics, Psychology, Communications, and Art
The Academic Support Center and Residence Life
Keynote Speaker: Temple Grandin