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In recent years, Israel has witnessed a growing movement of people with disabilities who claim their rights and fight for their place in society through legal and other means. This development was a result of changes in Israeli society, in the disability community, and in the legal arena. Prof. Sagit Mor will address the local and global forces that shaped the history of disability activism in Israel, that are characterized by the turn from charity to welfare to rights. While the disability activism, protests, and lobbying efforts led to some remarkable achievements they still face significant challenges.


Sagit MorSagit Mor is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law, Israel. She is an Israel Institute Teaching Fellow visiting the University of Washington for the 2015-2016 academic year (affiliated with Law Societies and Justice program (LSJ) and the Jewish Studies program).

Following the completion of her doctoral studies at New York University School of Law, she was an Ed Roberts postdoctoral fellow in disability studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her doctoral dissertation won the Association for the Study of Law Culture and the Humanities 2007 Dissertation Award.

Please note, this event is a Brown Bag Lunch. No need to RSVP, seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.



The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies is proud to offer this lecture as part of our Winter 2016 series, Beyond the Binary: Israel Studies Today which welcomes several emerging scholars to share new directions in the field of Israel Studies.

Co-sponsored by UW Middle East Center. The Middle East Center’s sponsorship of an event does not imply that the Center endorses the content of the event.

Please contact UW Middle East Center (mecuw@uw.edu) with any questions.