WWU's Institute for Critical Disability Studies hosting a launch party for its new minor on March 9

Institute for Critical Disability Studies Logo, with an abstract graphic on the left side in blue, dark blue, and green, implying letters I, C, D, and S.  The Western Washington University logo is on the right side.

The Institute for Critical Disability Studies (ICDS) is celebrating their newly-approved minor with a Critical Disability Studies Minor Launch Party reception held on Thursday March 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.!  This will be a hybrid event happening in-person in CV 103 and on Zoom; all are welcome!  Come and meet the growing ICDS community.  

Download an iCal calendar event file here, which contains full event details and Zoom link.  Even if you are not able to make any part of the event, virtually or in person, the Western community is invited to sign the virtual "Guest Book" with messages.

Tentative program:

  • 11 a.m. - Coffee, refreshments, and mingling
  • 11:15 a.m. - Cutting the cake!
  • 11:30 a.m. - Introductory remarks: Brad Johnson (Provost)
  • 11:45 a.m. - Co-directors recognition: Allison Giffen (hiring committee) and Tim Kowalczyk (interim advisory council)
  • 12-12:30 p.m. - Time for brief "Toasts" to the program: remarks from students and faculty
  • 12:30-12:50 p.m. - Additional time for refreshments and conversation

Please contact icds@wwu.edu with accessibility needs or questions

About the in-person (CV 103) reception:

  • Refreshments will be available until the reception's close; allergen-friendly refreshments including vegan & gluten-free cake provided.
  • Remarks from the Provost's opening remarks, co-directors recognition, and "Toasts" will be broadcast on projector screen with closed captioning.

About the hybrid (Zoom) reception:

  • The virtual reception room will be open from 11 am - 12:50 pm
  • From 11:30 - 12:30 p.m., we will be streaming the Provost's opening remarks, co-directors recognition, and "Toasts"