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