Reframing the Narrative - Equity in Missouri Higher Education Branding

October 25 – 26, 2022

Reframing the Narrative

The MDHEWD Equity Summit is a two-day virtual learning opportunity to address the changing issues presented in higher education with respect to disability, diversity, and intersectionality. The aim of the conference is to aid participants and their institutions to navigate new territory: to re-frame the narrative surrounding the culture of disability compliance, address institutional infrastructure impediments, and to offer insight into inclusionary practices for Latinx and LGBTQIA+ learners. The conference is designed with a goal of moving disability and diversity from a locus of charitable interaction toward a place of agency within higher education.

Our digital format will offer opportunities for learning across the globe, to engage with scholars at the forefront of their fields, and to boldly consider new ways to remove barriers, be they institutional or cultural, that learners face in higher education. Our conference will offer synchronous participation in workshops, featured speaker sessions, and trend topics. In addition, the sessions will be recorded and made available On Demand for those unable to participate in the conference.