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Diversity, disability to be discussed at 2009 Pacific Rim Conference post-conference event

Register with the UH Manoa Center on Disability Studies

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Velina Sugiyama, (808) 956-5688
Center on Disability Studies
Posted: Mar 2, 2009

A post-conference event of the 2009 Pacific Rim Conference on Disability, "Addressing Diversity and Disability in the Postsecondary Classroom: Universal Design and Beyond," will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at the Ala Moana Hotel.

Featured speakers will be Bryan Cook, a special education professor at UH Manoa, who will discuss "Universal Design for Learning," and Paula Sotnik of the University of Massachusetts, who will speak on "Cultural Brokering and Multiculturalism."

Activities will also include a mentoring panel, hands-on multiculturalism and Universal Design applications, and group discussion.

The purpose of the event is to increase the knowledge and skills of attendees who have an interest in improving postsecondary instruction to learners from diverse backgrounds, including learners with disabilities.

Invited to attend are those with an interest in postsecondary education such as faculty, disability support personnel, high school personnel, administrators, people with disabilities and other diverse learners, and their advocates.

All participants must be registered. Registration fee is $25.

To register, please contact Velina Sugiyama, Center on Disability Studies, 1776 University Avenue, UA 4-6, Honolulu, HI 96822, call 956-5688, or fax 956-7878.

The conference is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.

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