DIS 2021: Disabled Wisdom for Living on a Dying Planet

October 18, 2021

Monday, October 18
2:00 p.m. PST
CART, ASL interpretation, and English-Spanish language translation provided


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From event hosts:

As the planet warms and infrastructures collapse, survival on a changing planet is often portrayed as a cut throat survival of the “fittest” that leaves disabled people and elders as “acceptable losses.” However, as we have seen the COVID-19 pandemic, disabled people have key survival skills for living with limited resources and adapting to change that are relevant for the whole eco-system’s survival in this time of global transition. Many of the things that we do to care for ourselves as disabled people would also help our planet in peril such as: rest, interdependence, and tender care. In this session, Syrus and Elliot will bring their own experiences and center the survival skills of multiply marginalized disabled people.