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Intersectionality: Queerness and Disability in Medicine Upcoming Event

Register to participate in the Stanford Medical Abilities Coalition (SMAC) & Lane Library discussion group, co-hosted with the Pride and Allies ERG. Join us as we explore and share our experiences on the intersection of queerness and disability in medicine. Wednesday, June 23 from 11-12pm PST.

Discrimination can intensify when an individual faces multiple, simultaneous biases. Intersectionality, the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups is a helpful lens to examine this experience.

The Intersectionality: Queerness and Disability in Medicine meeting will focus on The Intersection of Disability and LGBTQ+ topics relating to science and medicine. The discussion will be led by Dr. Alan Martino, an instructor in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies in the Community Health Sciences Department at the University of Calgary. Dr. Martino’s doctoral research examined the romantic and sexual lives of adults with intellectual disabilities.

Join the discussion on June 23rd from 11 am – 12 pm PST


Please note: This event is open to all.

The group meets quarterly to discuss issues related to disability, ableism, and intersectionality in science and medicine. Discussions are structured around written word, videos, and audio recordings. The group provides a professional development opportunity to SMAC members and allies interested in learning about new topics and continuing conversations from SMAC programs. 

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ by the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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