“Dismantling Ableism” is the theme of the first installment of the 2017-18 Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development. At 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, a panel of disability experts will share their personal and professional journeys. “Ableism” is generally used to describe discrimination in favor of able-bodied people. The event is intended to spread awareness about disability and stimulate a critical conversation on ways to dismantle systemic ableism. The event is free and open to the Vanderbilt community.