UPDATE – Thursday 6 June:
I am sorry to let you know that Lindsay and Michael are not able to facilitate this session as planned. The learning group have decided to take a break over summer and we hope to reconvene in September. If you are interested in being involved in the group please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Information about the planned session and resources are below for information.
In our next meet up our facilitators Lindsay and Michael will be focussing on disability justice. What is disability justice? How can disability justice help us think deeper about our work, how we view access, how we engage with our bodyminds and how we view difference? Where does disability justice sit in a transformative justice framework? What does it mean to be a disabled survivor in a world that wants to cure you?
Everyone is welcome to join our conversation and you can find links to our readings/resources below.
There are a lot – please do not feel that you have to read/listen/watch them all to come along to the group. Print copies will be provided of written resources at the meet-up and you are encouraged to read, explore and share what you find useful with the group. You can contact the facilitators in advance by email: email@example.com
Mia Mingus “Reflections Toward Practice – Some Questions on Disability Justice” (6 pages, scanned PDF)
Mia Mingus “Disability Justice” is Simply Another Term for Love” (Blog post)
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha “Not Over It, Not Fixed, and Living a Life Worth Living” (esp. ‘Cure, Crips, and Survivors’ section) (book chapter PDF, 8 pages)
Disability Justice for the Apocalypse: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Gets Us Together, How to Survive the End of the World, March 20 2019 (podcast, 57:49 mins)
The Sins Invalid Skin Tooth Bone Disability Primer. ‘Why We Commit to Mixed Ability Organizing’ (pages 47-51) and ‘Principles of Mixed Ability Organizing’ (pages 52-54)
We Move Together: Disability Justice and Trans Liberation. A conversation with Patty Berne, Reina Gossett, Kiyaan Abadani, and Malcolm Shanks. Moderated by India Harville. Recorded on May 11, 2017 in Oakland, CA (video, 1 hour 37:56 mins)
Access is Love campaign (#AccessIsLove) and resource list