RadioActive: November 25, 2020

  • November 25, 2020
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Reframing the Conversation: How is Disability Included in Diversity?, presented by Diversity Equity and Inclusion at the University of Utah 

On Tonight's Line-up:

A Changing the Narrative Special:

Reframing the Conversation: How is Disability Included in Diversity

The U of U's Diversity Equity and Inclusion at the University of Utah's series of panel conversations that brings together experts from across campus and the community to spark important conversations around racism, othering, and safety in order to counteract the growing culture of othering with a culture of belonging.

Recorded on November 11, 2020, this edition is available to watch and includes ASL interpreters and a transcript of the entire conversation. You can access this by clicking here

Organizers Statement:

Across the globe, there has been increasing acknowledgment of injustices such as health inequities, racism, and the vital changes needed to address these disparities. One such group often left out of the equity, diversity, and inclusion focus is people with disabilities. This panel discussion will work to enhance our understanding of people with varying forms of disabilities (both visible and invisible) and their experience, explore how we can build a community of allies, help us learn how to develop a culture in which individuals are empowered to speak out, and ultimately add to efforts that move our campus forward towards greater accessibility for all.


The Panel includes:


  • Scott McAward; director, Center for Disability and Access 

Guest Speakers:

  • Su-A; student, University of Utah
  • Shandra Benito; executive director, Art Access
  • Shelby Hintze; producer, KSL-TV
  • Lou McKee; Disability Rights Action Committee, Actually Autistic Adults of Utah, Neurodiverse Utah
  • Stacy Stanford; health policy analyst, Utah Health Policy Project

The following is a list of online resources with guidelines for accessibility:

Views, thoughts, or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's RadioACTive team included:

  • Assoc. Producer/Host: Billy Palmer
  • Exec. Producer:  Lara Jones