Event Title

Disability Justice: Asserting a New Vision for the Revolutionary Body

Location

156 Student Union: Endeavor Room A

Start Date

5-11-2015 9:30 AM

End Date

5-11-2015 11:00 AM

Description

We all have some relationship to what is considered the "normal" or the "non-normative" body, and it's likely a relationship laced with assumptions, judgement, and unacknowledged power and privilege. In this session, we will look at the dominant political framing of disability, examine its relationship to gender based oppression and racial oppression, and explore a counter-narrative where all bodies and communities are valued. The goal of this workshop is to support participants in their commitment to an intersectional political analysis that centralizes people of color and integrates disability oppression as a component of a justice based analysis of current conditions.


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Nov 5th, 9:30 AM Nov 5th, 11:00 AM

Disability Justice: Asserting a New Vision for the Revolutionary Body

156 Student Union: Endeavor Room A

We all have some relationship to what is considered the "normal" or the "non-normative" body, and it's likely a relationship laced with assumptions, judgement, and unacknowledged power and privilege. In this session, we will look at the dominant political framing of disability, examine its relationship to gender based oppression and racial oppression, and explore a counter-narrative where all bodies and communities are valued. The goal of this workshop is to support participants in their commitment to an intersectional political analysis that centralizes people of color and integrates disability oppression as a component of a justice based analysis of current conditions.