Dis/Rep: “The Basis of Movement is Our People.” Discussing the Disability Justice Primer.
This is a rapid response to the current protests against state violence toward Black people.
This is also a relaunch of DACP’s study group Dis/Representation and is in partnership with the Portland Office of Community and Civic Life.
This four-part online study group will focus on four sections from Sins Invalid’s Skin, Tooth, and Bone: The Basis of Movement is Our People, a Disability Justice Primer (2nd Edition).
This is an anti-racist, queer, and trans-positive space.
In each two-hour session, via video conference with ASL and CART (live captions), we will read a section of Skin, Tooth, and Bone aloud and then discuss.
The timing will be flexible and participants are welcome to come and go as they please.
The sessions will be co-facilitated by Disabled equity activists/artists The Curiosity Paradox, with the support of transmedia justice producer Claudia Alick of Calling Up Justice.
SESSIONS AND READINGS
Thursday, June 18, 6-8pm PST: “Sins Invalid Statement on Police Violence” (pgs. 47-53)
Saturday, June 20, 2-4pm PST: “Principles of Mixed Ability Organizing” (pgs. 69-71)
Thursday, June 25, 6-8pm PST: “Disability Liberated” (pgs. 107-11)
Saturday, June 27, 2-4pm PST: “Disability Justice Timelines” (pgs. 124-134)
We will provide all participants with a PDF or text version of Skin, Tooth, and Bone, by Sins Invalid.
And we will ask each participant to use their own personal bodymind experience of Disability as a primary source of information.
REGISTER AND ACCESS
Follow this link to register: https://forms.gle/anjNpoggWCfUADdE8
Each session will be done via video conference with ASL and CART (live captions).
All sessions will be recorded, transcribed, and shared with those who register.
All who register may choose their level of involvement. It is alright to attend all sessions. It is also alright to attend none of the sessions and watch the videos later.