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Exploring the Intersection of Disability and Race
October 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday, October 16 & Sunday, October 18, 1pm to 4pm Eastern
This two day webinar + workshop explores the history of and links between racism, classism, ableism and other forms of systemic oppression. Histories of ableism shape how disability uniquely lives in the bodyminds of the present, but those histories are rarely unearthed.
Webinar, Friday, October 16, 1pm to 4pm Eastern: The webinar will contextualize and explore the racist-ableist roots of eugenics, white supremacy, enslavement, institutionalization and incarceration so participants can identify how disability is implicated and/or excluded from our work.
Workshop, Sunday, October 18, 1pm to 4pm Eastern: After developing a more expansive understanding of disability and ableism the workshop will allow participants to find ways to implement practices of Disability Justice to increase solidarity between and across more people and movements. (REQUIRES A SEPARATE REGISTRATION PROCESS. You will receive these details once you have registered for the webinar.)
Attendance at both sessions is encouraged. However, people may sign up for the webinar without also signing up for the workshop. The webinar is REQUIRED to attend the workshop.
This workshop is sponsored by the Wild Ivy Social Justice Network, a project of the Western Mass RLC.
ASL interpretation and closed captioning will be provided. Spanish interpretation available on request.