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.