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February 2019

1 February 2019
The University of Minnesota

Useless Eaters, Public Charges, Hulking Monsters: Disability and Surviving State Violence
12:00 P.M.

RecWell MP6
University of Minnesota

We are all caught up in deadly systems ― among them white supremacy, capitalism, and ableism. These death machines have always targeted people at the margins of the margins by writing us off as less than human and undeserving of life. Disability oppression is a core part of all state violence, and disabled people have always had to fight back for our freedom and our lives. Now our movements, born of shared and historical trauma, must reckon with the hard work of struggling for survival while building foundations for new cultures outside the state.

1 February 2019
Macalester College

Cripping Intersectionality: Neurodiversity & Disability Justice
5:00 P.M.

Davis Court, Markim Hall
Malacester College

Our bodies are sick, disabled, mad, wobbly, flappy. We are everywhere, working, loving, playing, laboring for liberation, yearning for community. Yet even the most radical and revolutionary movements constantly erase our labor and our existence, writing us out of our own communities ― especially at intersections of race, gender, and class. Disabled people’s cultural work, community building, and leadership offer necessary interventions for liberation work grounded in intersectional theory and practice.

2 February 2019
East Side Freedom Library

No Liberation Without Disability Justice: Disrupting Ableism as Community Organizers and Freedom Fighters
11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

28 February 2019
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

27th Annual Unity Luncheon – Keynote Speech
11:00 A.M.

Bronco Student Center – Ursa Major Suite

March 2019

1 March 2019
The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism – Autism Conference

“Understanding the Self-Advocacy, Neurodiversity, and Disability Rights and Justice Movements”
10:15 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.

“Understanding the Self-Advocacy, Neurodiversity, and Disability Rights and Justice Movements”
1:15 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.

More information and registration for Savannah Autism Conference

2 March 2019
The University of North Carolina Asheville – Disability is Diversity Week

Keynote Speaker
Highsmith Student Union, 225/226

“Rekindling and Reconnecting: Community-Building at Intersections of Queerness and Disability”
2:00 P.M.

“Disability Justice Fights Racism: Confronting and Resisting the Ableism of White Supremacy”
3:30 P.M.

More information for UNCA Disability is Diversity Week

22 March 2019
Rollins University – Bornstein Leadership Speaker Series

Details TBD

29 March 2019
Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

“Hi, I’m Jamir, I’m Bad”: Current Litigation Approaches to Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Students with Disabilities
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Panel presentation with Alice Abrokwa, legal advocacy attorney, National Center for Youth Law; Maura Klugman, senior staff attorney, Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law; Shira Wakschlag, director of legal advocacy, The Arc

More information and registration for tenBroek Symposium

29 March 2019
Annual UDC Law Review Symposium: Disability Rights: Past, Present and Future

Details TBD


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Articles about Past Events

The Tufts Daily, a newspaper at Tufts University, covered the November 2016 panel discussion with Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman from “Witch, Please!” on queerness, disability, and race in the Harry Potter Universe.

The National Association of Science Writers covered the October 2016 panel I participated on for the annual Science Writers Conference, on “Against Ableism: Writing about Disability.” Diana Crow also wrote about the disability panel as part of a larger post on lessons learned from the conference overall.

The Gatepost, a newspaper at Framingham State University, covered my October 2016 talk for the Arts and Ideas Lecture Series, on “Redesign and Rebuild it: Disability Justice, Radical Access, and the Academy.”

UDaily, a newspaper at the University of Delaware, covered my April 2016 keynote, on “Tear Down These Walls: Demand Disability Justice as/in Liberation.”

AC Voice, a newspaper at Amherst College, covered my June 2015 talk for the Inclusive Astronomy Conference, on “Beyond the Imagined Normal: Disability Justice and Radical Inclusion.”

The Cavalier Daily, University of Virginia’s newspaper, covered my April 2015 roundtable for Humanities Week, on autism acceptance and self-advocacy.

Scarlet & Black, Grinnell College’s newspaper, covered my November 2014 talk for Queer Cultures Week, on “The Ableism Crisis: Violence, Marginality, & Disability Justice.”

The Watchdog, Bellevue College’s newspaper, covered my October 2014 talk for Disability Awareness Month, on “Beyond the Imagined Normal: Disability, Pride & Culture.”

Broad Recognition, Yale University’s feminist magazine, and Yale Daily News, Yale University’s student newspaper, both covered “Ableism and the Violent History of Disabled Oppression,” my November 2013 Master’s Tea at Saybrook College.

The blog SpaceRobot Crew covered my April 2013 talk at the University of Washington, Seattle, on “Deconstructing Rhetoric on Disabled (A)Sexuality.”

The Flat Hat, the student newspaper of the College of William and Mary, covered my April 2013 talk, “Politicized Disability and the Crisis of Disabled Oppression.”

The Hoya, the student newspaper of Georgetown University, covered the November 2012 panel that I moderated on “Disability and Inclusion in the Humanities.”

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