Disability historian Rabia Belt speaks 3/1 at 12 pm on “Outcasts from the Vote”

Disability historian Rabia Belt speaks on “Outcasts from the Vote: Women, Suffrage, and Disability in the Long Nineteenth Century U.S.”


Join us for a multi-department observation of diversity presented by Stanford Law Assistant Professor Rabia Belt. The lecture is centered around the Women’s History Month theme, “Speaking the Body: Image, Text, and Screen.”  Co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies, Center for African American Studies, Multicultural Affairs, Disability Studies Minor, and Office for Students with Disabilities.


Open for all to attend. Refreshments will be served.  If you need a disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Trevor Engel at tengel@uta.edu.  This event will be open captioned.  


Where: University Center Red River/Concho (300 W. 1st Street, Arlington, TX, 76109)

When: Wednesday, March 1, 12-1 pm


Rabia Belt is an Assistant Professor at Stanford Law School. She holds an A.B. from Harvard College, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. In 2016, President Obama appointed her as a Council member to the National Council on Disability, the independent federal agency that advises the federal government on disability matters. She is a legal historian that specializes in disability and citizenship and also comments on contemporary issues relating to disability. She is at work on a book manuscript entitled Disabling Democracy in America: Disability, Citizenship, Suffrage and the Law, 1819-1920.


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