Race + Disability: Understanding Intersectional Oppression

March 3, 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST

 

Presenters:
  • Andraéa LaVant, founder and president of LaVant Consulting, Inc. (LCI)
  • Rosemary McDonnell-Horita, Impact Officer – Programs, LaVant Consulting Inc.
  • Sofia Webster, Impact Officer – Media, LaVant Consulting, Inc.

 

Description from event hosts:

Disability as both a construct and experience has historically been presented as a “white person’s experience,” but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Studies show that 1in 4 people have a disability, with representation in every ethnic and racial group. In other words, where there’s conversation about race, there’s conversation about disability. This 90-minute workshop will explore disability as an intersectional oppression by digging into why we should consider ableism a social justice issue. We’ll also discuss why historical figures of color have often had their disabilities overlooked and what topical struggles disabled people of color experience today.

NOTE: This session will be recorded.

 

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