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Disabusing Disability(TM): Demonstrating That DISability Doesn’t Mean INability

Join us for the Naveed Arif Iqball Closing Keynote, part of the Depression on College Campuses Conference! The closing keynote is FREE and open to the public.

Disability, and mental health as an aspect of disability, are regularly neglected in conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, yet disability is the one demographic that we may all identify with one day. Therefore, disability should serve as a means of demonstrating that we are all much more similar than we are different. As a disabled, black, Nigerian, immigrant, cis-gender heterosexual, male, physician, athlete this presentation will talk about the intersectionality between all of those identities, striving to demonstrate that disability is not inability, and encouraging us to allow people to demonstrate what they can do, rather than attempting to limit them based on what they can’t; Okanlami will also focus on the mental health aspect of disability, hopefully to engage you all in conversation about what each of us can do, within our own spheres of influence to make sure we are not perpetuating ableism in our personal, academic, and professional lives.

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