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Disability Justice & Radical Inclusion Workshop with Lydia X. Z. Brown

Date: Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Java Joint,
Pearsons Hall,
700 College St, Beloit, WI 53511

Contact: Learning Enrichment and Disability Services, Aaron Wilson (Advisor), tutoring@beloit.edu, 608-363-2572, learning@beloit.edu, 608-363-2572

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Deaf, disabled, mad, and sick people are working for Disability Justice by fighting for lives, love, and freedom. Disability oppression is deeply connected with all forms of violence, depending on white supremacy, capitalism, anti-queer and anti-trans hate, eugenics, and settler-colonialism. Failing to name ableism in movements for human rights and social justice is what gets us killed. Our communities often have shared histories of trauma and violence. Yet those of us living at the intersections often find ourselves shut out of every community we should be able to call home. We are constantly erased and forgotten, but this is not the way things have to be. In this workshop, we will learn about the historical connections between our communities, and the ways we continue to leverage oppression against each other. Rather than pretending we are separate and can gain freedom at each other's expense, we are more powerful working in solidarity for freedom for all of us. Disability Justice challenges us to imagine and build a world where each one of us is valued for all of our humanity.  

BTYB: LEADS, OADI, OILL, BC-DC, SAGA

* NO flash photography will be allowed at the event

* Attendees are requested to consider wearing low or no fragrance