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To Be Black and Christian with a Disability
This is the first webinar of the four-part series, Black Lives with IDD and Their Faith Communities, hosted by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Religion and Spirituality Interest Network and co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration.

Nov 10, 2020 02:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Luchara Wallace
Director @Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations, Western Michigan State University
Dr. Luchara Wallace is the Director of the Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations and an Associate Professor in Special Education where she leads research and advocacy on topics such as juvenile incarceration, generational wealth attainment, and policies impacting families and individuals with disabilities. Prior to her appointment as Director of the Walker Institute, Dr. Wallace taught courses in the Learning Disabilities endorsement block and was a co-principal investigator on the Turnaround School Leaders Project, which was a federal grant designed to turnaround priority schools and develop a leadership pipeline within the partner districts. Dr. Wallace is currently engaging in research related to the development of an off-campus alternative to school suspension in an effort to interrupt the school to prison pipeline for at-risk middle and high school students.