Ivette Morales
Brianna Carlson
RESPECT values
Learning Outcomes
Definitions of Key Terms
Activity: Image Theater
Questions for Facilitators
Remember the community values
we created in order to retain our safe
Increase Awareness of how oneself is
affected by ableism in daily life
Understand Temporarily Able Bodied
Recognize the range of how others
experience ableism
Discuss ways to be an ally to people who
are differently abled
Also known as Disability Oppression
A pervasive system of discrimination
and exclusion of people who are
differently abled
>>Examples of these are visible and
invisible: Physical, Mental, Emotional
Refers to people who are not differently
abled, but recognizes that most of us may
become differently abled at some point in
our lives
A federal law passed in 1990 that
requires public institutions to provide
access to people who are differently
Brief, everyday exchanges that send
denigrating messages to certain
individuals because of their group
An ally is typically a member of
advantaged social groups who uses
social power to take a stand against
social injustice directed at targeted
An ally works to be an agent of social
change rather than an agent of
Groups of 3-5
Discuss with your group an event or situation
around ableism that you will focus on.
Create a “talking picture” with your group, in
which each person poses as they are able, to
create a small scene that relates the situation
you chose.
In addition to the pose you choose, each person
will create one word or phrase that describes
how their character is feeling
A facilitator will tap on each person’s shoulder
(one at a time), and the person who is being
tapped will repeat their word or phrase
Note: if you are uncomfortable being touched please let
one of us know once you are in your small group
In awareness of those with learning
differences, Sabrina, Kalina, and Josh will
provide a visual example of what this
activity may look like.
What feelings came up during this
What are some visible and invisible
forms of ableism? How were these
represented in your images?
How have you been affected by or
participated in ableism in your life?
What are some statements made towards
people who are differently abled that can
be interpreted as microaggressions?
What are some ways you can be an ally
to people who are differently abled in
your daily life and communities?
Thank you for your participation!