Campus Keynote on Race, Disability, and Feminist Studies


Sunday, April 7, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Blackwell Ballroom at the Blackwell Inn


This event is an outgrowth of the second annual collaboration between the Society for Disability Studies (“SDS”) and the Multiple Perspectives Conference on Access, Inclusion and Disability.

After a day of panels and discussion programmed by SDS, enjoy a keynote talk by Dr. Jina Kim and Dr. Sami Schalk on the topic  of race, disability and feminist studies. After the program’s conclusion, event organizers will host a dance! 

Photo of Dr. KimPhoto of Dr. Schalk

This event is wheels accessible and will include food. All attendees are asked to avoid wearing scented products. For questions or access requests, contact Carol Bitzinger at

This event is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by Disability Studies, the Disability Studies Graduate Student Association and Project Narrative.

The Multiple Perspectives Conference continues on April 8 & 9;  hosted by The Ohio State University’s ADA Coordinator’s Office the Multiple Perspectives Conference is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Ethel Louise Armstrong  Endowment Fund and ongoing support from The Ohio State University.   Current partners include:

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Judith E. Heumann (Judy) will deliver the 2019 Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Advocacy, Policy and Law at the 2019 Multiple Perspectives Conference on April 8, 2019 on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.

A lifelong advocate who has served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations, Judy is currently a Senior Fellow and International Disability Rights Advocate Advisor at the Ford Foundation.  Her work to broaden discussions about intersectionality and disability has a new outlet on social media through The Heumann Perspective.  Judy is also the recipient of the 2018 President’s Award from the Society for Disability Studies.

A highlight of The Ohio State University’s annual Multiple Perspectives conference, the Ken Campbell Lecture is free and open to the public. Initiated by the Columbus Advisory Committee on Disability Issues in memory of Ken’s lifetime of service and advocacy the event focuses on the impact of disability advocacy, law, and policy; honoring Ken Campbell’s lifework including serving as  Executive Director of the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, Director of Disability Policy Studies for The Ohio State University Nisonger Center and over twenty years as Columbus’ ADA Coordinator. Past speakers include John Wodatch, Victor Pineda, Lennard Davis, Paul Grossman, Marilyn Bartlett, Sam Bagenstos, and Chai Feldblum.