Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Race and Disability

Full-Day Workshop ~ Race and Disability

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 from 9:00 AM - 5:00PM

at Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
2202 N. First St. , San Jose, CA 95131
What if we had cross-disability, intergenerational, and multicultural disability communities that are fully inclusive and that value the dignity, equality, freedom and worth of every human being?

Can you imagine disability organizations that build disability identity, culture and pride; create opportunities for personal and community transformation;

partners with others to ensure that civil and human rights are protected?


Join us for a day of conversations with
people with disabilities and allies
about the racial biases
within disability communities and
how we can change them.


SVILC is hosting a day long workshop for EVERYONE who wants to discuss how racism and racial privilege affects our lives. This is a rare opportunity to talk with other people who are thinking about how racism, white privilege, and racism impact our work on disability issues.

To create safe spaces where people can share freely, trained facilitators will lead discussions that look at:
* HOW do race and disability interact?
* WHAT are WE doing about it?
* HOW can we help create more racially inclusive and safe disability communities?We will be offering two sets of workshops – one for white people and one for people of color. All participants will encourage people to explore the ways that racism, sexism, ableism, classism and other issues play out in our disability and work communities. This will be a place to create and strengthen coalitions working on race and disability issues.

People from across the disability spectrum and all economic levels will participate in this day long event including people on welfare, people who are homeless, people who have money, people who are working, people who are living with people they love, people who are living with people who do not treat them with respect, people who are community activists, people who don't know about disability organizations, people who work at universities.. all kinds of people… disabled and nondisabled … coming together to build better disability communities.


Space is limited. Please register early.

REGISTRATION FEES (registration must be completed by June 1, 2011) $60 for higher income employed people $40 for lower income employed people $20 for unemployed people
*** No one will be turned away for lack of funds ***

REGISTER HERE http://ahead.org/SDS/conf/svilc/registration.php

This event is co-sponsored by the Society for Disabilities Studies.


SVILC practices ACCESS for ALL. Your accessibility or accommodation requests will be received through your online registration. Also, this is a scent-free event. Please refrain from wearing scented products.

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