Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity Discussion Group


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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 June 2021 SMADIE discussion group is 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.

This is a media-based discussion group that addresses issues relevant to the Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity and other Stanford Employee Resource Groups and affiliates. We use the written word, videos, and audio recordings to explore topics related to disability, ableism, and intersectionality to promote disability as a part of human diversity, inclusivity, and equity. We are always open to new members!

Closed captioning will be provided through Zoom's auto-captioning function.

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

Please visit the SMADIE website to learn more about upcoming events. Register to receive emails about upcoming discussion groups from Lane Medical Library.

Selected Materials for June 23, 2021



Gurza, A. (2019, November 27) Keynote: Queering disability and sex [Video]. Community-Based Research Centre.

Marchewicz, M. (2019, November 27) This is what it’s like to be queer and disabled [Video]. HuffPost UK.

Preston, A. M. (2018, October 29) Effective allyship: A transgender woman's take on intersectionality [Video]. TEDxPasadena.

A Deeper Dive

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