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This page was created to serve as a central place for people looking to support the movement to end violence and systemic racism towards Black people. Whether it’s donating to organizations that contribute to Black liberation, learning new strategies to become a better ally, or purchasing goods from a Black-owned business, there are many ways to make a difference.

Black Lives Matter

This page was created to serve as a central place for people looking to support the movement to end violence and systemic racism towards Black people. Whether it’s donating to organizations that contribute to Black liberation, learning new strategies to become a better ally, or purchasing goods from a Black-owned business, there are many ways to make a difference.
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My Incarcerated Truth: How Solitary Confinement Affected My Mental Health

This post mentions suicide. If you or someone you know are in need of support, please reach out for support. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 En Español: 1-888-628-9454 For people who are deaf/hard-of-hearing: 1-800-799-4889 Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 Being locked up inside the Washington State Department of Corrections prison system can cause … Continued
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“We Are Human”: The Harms of Placing Disabled People Under Conservatorship

Content note: institutionalization, mentions of suicidality, self-harm, sexual abuse, forced labor, physical assault On June 23, 2021, Britney Spears petitioned the courts to release her from her father’s guardianship (also called conservatorship), alleging abuse and medical coercion perpetrated by her doctors and family. As #FreeBritney trended across various social media platforms, many Americans learned about … Continued

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COVID-19

As we navigate responding to COVID-19, we cannot leave the disability community behind. The following pieces are part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19.   For Coronavirus resources for disabled Washingtonians, visit our resource page. You may also be interested in Disability Rights Washington’s work: AVID Jail and … Continued

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Want to learn how to ensure your content and virtual events are accessible to people with disabilities? Watch our videos or read our guides below: Digital Accessibility Basics Rooted in Rights Guide to Creating Accessible Videos “Accessibility as a Foundational Tool for Social Storytelling” Presentation Accessibility Basics Checklist Accessible Media Resources Best Practices for Zoom … Continued

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Disability, Media, and What’s Next: A Conversation for Disabled Media Makers

Disabled media makers from across the country gathered for a virtual convening on Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26, 2021. Attendees shared their individual experiences as media makers and reflected on different forms of media, including filmmaking, writing, and podcasting.   Each day featured two sessions where attendees met in smaller breakout groups. On … Continued