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April 12, 2014 | Disability Justice Collective > CLPP: Hampshire College

April 12, 2014 | Disability Justice Collective > CLPP: Hampshire College


OPENING PLENARY:  9:00-11:30 a.m. Opening plenary at the RCC


WORKSHOP: The Familiar Made Strange: An Exploration of Disability Justice and Access in Our Racial, Economic and Multi-Issue JusticeWork

The collision of disability, economic, and racial justice are inseparable in the lived experiences of poverty, the struggles of First Nations peoples for sovereignty, work-related injuries, homelessness, sterilization, immigration, police brutality and more. Come join members of the national Disability Justice Collective (DJC) as we explore the ways ableism and disability impact our varied communities and discuss tools we can incorporate into our lives and organizing to ensure more effective collaborations with disability community. Speakers (click to view): Akemi Nishida, Charone Pagett, Collette Carter, Stephanie Infante, Sebastian Margaret, Kay Ulanday Barrett
Time: 5:15pm- 6:45pm
FPH Faculty Lounge



undoing to become

kay barrett will delve into topics of self-testimony in this interdisciplinary workshop of performance, writing, and story telling. Participants will share narratives they’ve been told of myth, truth, and transformation. how do we move collectively to reclaim and invent empowering stories? workshop participants are asked to dress in comfortable clothing, and to bring their journals and/or writing materials.

max participants: 20
timeframe: 1 hour and 30 min.

discovering your move(meants)

this workshop is focused on artistic journeys, not outcomes or polished performance art. participants are asked to dress comfortably and bring ideas of whatever political “movement” comes to mind. we will create safer space as participants play with movement, text, and performance. create confidence and social movement in your storytelling!

max participants: 20
timeframe: 1.5- 2 hours.

WE fight back!

learn how your voice & body can control situations that are threatening or dangerous. unfortunately the of color &/or queer community are constantly facing violence– whether in our homes or streets. we will understand basic strikes, blocks, kicks, and verbal techniques to help us engage our spirits towards confidence. uplift yourself & come dressed in comfortable clothing.

k. barrett is a 2nd degree blackbelt in tae kwon do & has trained for over 12 years. as a former instructor & coach, kay now concentrates on primarily of color, LGBTQQ, womyn, & youth communy-based social justice self-defense/martial arts.

max participants: 30
timeframe: 2- 2.5 hours.

queer human rights?

do people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer have human rights in the US? globally? this workshop will be a hands-on discussion and group analysis of models of LGBTQ resistance of war and militarization, and how we create solidarity. we will be using the context of the Philippines as well as other human rights movements. together we will try to negotiate these questions: how does homo/
transphobia connect with war and occupation? how can anti-war and solidarity movements connect with LGBTQ politics?

k. barrett is Chicago coordinator of Gabriela Network as well as founder of GabNet’s LGBTQQI Nat’l Caucus.

max participants: 20
timeframe: 1.5 hours

just pick one: gay or brown?

this workshop dares us to understand and adore our whole selves. as marginalized communities we are pressed by mainstream to choose our fights or dedications, be it racism or classism or queerphobia, you name it. paying homage to audre lorde: “i do not believe in single-issue politics, because we do not live single-issue lives,” participants will discuss avenues of critical intersections as brown, poor, trans, immigrant, woman-identified, artists, or other. how can we come to a place of honoring ourselves fully? You are encouraged to bring a journal and writing materials.

max participants: 20
timeframe: 1.5-2 hours.