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Removing Ableist Language from our Lexicon

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Definitions of ableist language, history, common terms and disability. As well as, legal protections and reasonable accommodations.

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Tiffany Lanoix, Transfer Honors Program Director West Los Angeles College

Tiffany Lanoix holds a MA in sociology from UC Irvine (2005). She’s worked as a sociology professor for over 15 years and has worked as a full-time sociology professor in the Los Angeles Community College District for over 13 years. Her areas of expertise include social stratification, social problems and racial & ethnic relations.

In 2016 she transferred to West Los Angeles College where she served as the Transfer Honors Program Director and currently sits on the Professional Development Subcommittee, the Equity Task Force and is a Puente mentor. She currently teaches courses in social problems, racial & ethnic relations and social justice studies. There she and two colleagues were awarded a student equity grant to launch a program called "Westside Connections,” which helped underserved students reach their goals for transfer and certificate completion.

Over the years she has facilitated a number of workshops on the topics of anti-racism, equity, culturally inclusive teaching, implicit bias and microaggressions. In addition to speaking at various college campuses she’s also presented at the Academic Senate for Community Colleges, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Black/African American Student Affairs and the Teaching Innovations Academy. She is currently working on an implicit bias & culturally inclusive faculty training for the Los Angeles Community College District.

Glendora C. Hughes, Esq.

Ms. Hughes has served as General Counsel for the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights since 1992. With others, she wrote Maryland’s fair housing law and the 2007 amendments to the Maryland’s employment law. She penned the regulations for the enforcement of the fair housing law and the amendments to the employment discrimination law. Ms. Hughes served on the Women’s Law Center’s task force which developed and implemented its Employment Law Hotline. She also serves on the State’s Equal Pay Commission and has served on the Human Relations Law Article Review Committee that drafted the re-codification of Article 49B to State Government Article, Title 20. She has published works on employment discrimination and fair housing law and has provided countless trainings and technical assistance to businesses, citizens, professional associations and realtors on Maryland's anti-discrimination laws.

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