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Beginning on February 5, Rev. Justin Hancock will lead an exploration of the trends and forces that led to the Disability Civil Rights Movement and eventually to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. This course will explore the ways in which the Disability Civil Rights Movement ran parallel to the broader Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 70s, and the ways in which disability activism and social justice continue to influence public policy and the movement of history well into 2018 and beyond.

This class will meet on Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm CST.

Rev. Justin Hancock is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church and works as the Prior of the Epworth Project, a network of intentional Christian communities under the umbrella of the Missional Wisdom Foundation located in North Texas. He and his wife Lisa are the co-founders of The Julian Way, an initiative of the Missional Wisdom Foundation focused on ministry and communal engagement with individuals and families with disabilities.