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Oct 26, NYC: Introduction to Disability Justice
October 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This workshop will explore the past and present nexus between racism, classism, ableism, and structural inequity, focusing in particular on multiply-marginalized people. We will work to expand our collective understanding of disability and how disability-based oppressions are implicated in and central to all social systems by contextualizing and exploring the racist-ableist roots of eugenics, white supremacy, enslavement, institutionalization and incarceration. We will discover how ableism in tandem with other oppressions continues to form and inform all social systems, including the criminal legal system. In addition to developing methods to implement disability justice into our movements, we will work to understand how undoing ableism is necessary for activism that seeks to engage with and center those at the margins of the margins.
Facilitated by T.L. Lewis and Dustin Gibson
Information about T.L. can be found here: https://www.talilalewis.com/about.html
Information about Dustin: https://www.dustinpgibson.com
Space is wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms are gender-neutral and ADA compliant. ASL-English interpreters will be present.
To the best of your capacity, please be scent/fragrance-free many participants have disabilities or chronic illnesses like cancer, asthma, environmental illness from working jobs with chemical exposures, and more where the chemicals in perfume, cologne, essential oils, Febreeze can make people really sick and have to leave the space. Access is solidarity, and leaving off perfume, cologne and essential oils for the day can help beloved people be able to be present. Learn more about disabilities where chemicals make people sick and how to prepare to share space with folks who have them here: http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15
Please let us know what your accessibility needs are by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The workshop is co-sponsored by the People’s Forum (https://peoplesforum.org).
Image by Josh MacPhee