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Connecting the Dots: Building Inclusive Societies

Join us on Friday, November 21, 2014 for
Connecting the Dots: Recharting Ideas for Inclusive
Societies

Join us on November 21, 2014 in the EMU Student Center for the second annual Brehm Conference entitled, Connecting the Dots: Recharting Ideas for Inclusive Societies.

Online Registration

To register online, visit the event registration page.

Call for Papers

DEADLINE: July 30, 2014 September 7, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

The Brehm Center and EMU Brehm Alumni Association are seeking university students, faculty, and community members who are doing innovative research and work aimed at building inclusive societies. Planners, presenters, and participants of the Connecting the Dots conference are committed to the principle of creating real, whole communities that are accessible to all. Our intention is to reach a rich and diverse audience, spanning a multitude of disciplines, experiences, cultural communities, and learning styles. As part of this experience, we want to explore issues of privilege and injustice, and to reflect on the inclusion and exclusions of our time together.

Connecting the Dots is a small, time-limited, intentional community, in which we will strive to create together (uncertainly, gently, carefully) a space that is safe for all who attend, and which stretches and reimagines the boundaries of the idea of access, including financial access.

We believe pockets of inclusion exist. There are places where people's rights are respected and supported. How do we connect the pockets? What does inclusion mean to you? How are YOU making a difference in your community? In your school district? How do we build an inclusive society?

We are now accepting proposals for oral and poster presentations until July 30, 2014 September 7, 2014. To submit your proposal, fill-out and submit the online call for papers form.

History

The Delores Soderquist Brehm Center for Special Education Scholarship and Research is dedicated to creating transformational research and the next generation of leaders in special education. The scholars' research explores best and emerging practices in special education and education. In 2013, the annual Brehm Symposium was expanded into a full day conference. The conference entitled, Connecting the Dots: Building Inclusive Societies was held on November 9, 2013 and hosted by the Delores Soderquist Brehm Center for Special Education Scholarship and Research and the EMU Brehm Alumni Association.

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