As We Are: Disability Justice and Community Care Conference

October 29, 2020

From event hosts:

Join us for As We Are: Disability Justice and Collective Care Conference. There will be 8 presenters over two days, ASL-English interpretation, CART, and more! Please let us know your access needs by registering as far in advance as possible. We will send a link to the webinar closer to the event date. If you need help completing this form, please email [email protected] OR call 971-325-5434 (Rebel Black, one of the organizers, will get back to you).

The first 20 disabled participants to register will receive a hospitality gift package (these were sent in September, congratulations!).

The Conference is taking place DECEMBER 5 and 6, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST. Sessions will be 40 minutes long followed 10 minutes of question and answer and a 10 minute break.

Speakers include:
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha: Disability Justice 101
Galadriel Mozee: Black Lives Matter Memorial Garden
Koko Thomas: DeafBlind Cultures
Vo: Trauma Informed Care in Communities
Dorian Taylor: Anti-Black Roots of Mental Health Systems
Shilo George: Body Sovereignty
Nico Serra: Safer Protest Strategies
Kibler Hidalgo: Community Healing

Who are we? The Portland Disability Justice Collective is a grassroots group by and for queer/trans, black, indigenous, multiracial folks and people of color (straight/cis/white disabled folks are welcome, but not centered) sick, disabled, Mad/mentally ill, D/deaf/HoH, low vision/blind, neuroatypical, or otherwise chronically ill people who are in Oregon and Southwest Washington, to deepen our understanding, practice, and self-reflection regarding disability justice and mutual aid.

This conference is FREE. If you would like to contribute to paying for an accessible conference, please PayPal us at [email protected], and enter “Conference” in the empty field. Suggested donation on a sliding scale up to $175 per registrant. Rate for nonprofits and governmental groups is $175 per person.

Registration