To understand disability justice as essential to social justice work.
To learn specific tools for increasing accessibility of trainings and other social justice work and bring those into people’s daily practice.
6:30: Welcome, logistics
6:35: Intros: Name, gender pronoun, one sentence on why here, any accessibility requests to other participants.
6:45: Pair share: Everyone should think of a social justice event they recently attended, and think about the ways that it was and wasn’t accessible to people with disabilities. Turn to a person next to you; each will have two minutes to share their examples. We’ll then take 10 minutes to share highlights with larger group.
7:00: “Disability and social justice 101”
What is disability?
- Disability oppression (including by left social movements)
- Highly abridged history of disability rights movement (i.e., jobs, transportation, homes, health care, rights)
- Medical vs social models
- Intersectional approaches to disability justice
7:30: Small group role plays: building accessible and intersectional movements. Break into groups, each with a scenario. One is planning a march and rally, one is planning a training, and one is planning a direct action. Each group should discuss how solidarity with people with disabilities will be built into their scenario.
7:50: Regroup, each scenario presents, gets feedback.
8:20: Closing: Go-around with something each person will incorporate into their work.