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SOC Visiting Speaker Lecture a success

Mon. Apr. 29, 2019

The University of Winnipeg’s Department of Sociology features an annual visiting speaker lecture. This year's lecture was offered in conjunction with Human Rights, Disability Studies, and Stanford University Press, and featured Dr. David Pettinicchio of the University of Toronto. The lecture was entitled Politics of Empowerment: Disability Rights and the Cycle of American Policy Reform and it took place on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 12:30 – 1:30 pm in Room 2M70.   

About the lecture
Dr. Pettinicchio discussed Politics of Empowerment, based on his recent book and offered a historically grounded analysis of the singular case of US disability policy, countering long held views of progress that privilege public demand as its primary driver. Drawing on extensive archival material, Pettinicchio redefined the relationship between grassroots advocacy and institutional politics, revealing a cycle of progress and backlash embedded in the US political system.

See also:
Dr. David Pettinicchio's website
Explore empowerment, disability rights, and American policy reform, a Communications feature (March 18, 2019)