Social Justice Month at UMKC focuses this year on the experiences of disabled individuals. The UMKC Libraries are participating by hosting our annual book discussion, providing a book display on the first floor of Miller Nichols Library, welcoming the traveling exhibit the "Art of Being ME" to our building on October 19, and featuring the work of student artist Jacob Lobdell, whose exhibit "Below the Surface" depicting his experiences with mental illness is on view in our First Floor Gallery.
The gallery containing Jacob Lobdell’s “Below the Surface” exhibit
Dr. Nielson is the keynote speaker for the UMKC Social Justice Book and Lecture Series, taking place on October 20th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the Student Union Theater, room 103.
This month, visitors can browse the library's October book display featuring books about and by disabled people and what that particular label means in the United States. Come by the first floor of the library to read through the titles, learn a little more, or interact with an app that will give you a glimpse of what it is like to have a visual impairment.
The October book display at Miller Nichols Library
The Social Justice Book Discussion provides readers the opportunity to further the conversation regarding Dr. Nielson’s work and ideas. Join us for this virtual discussion October 25th from noon to 1:30pm. Tracey Hughes, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the University Libraries, will facilitate. This event is free and open to the public. Attendance at the event is eligible for First Semester Experience credit. Please register to attend the book discussion and receive the secure meeting link.