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From Collapse, Trauma, Crisis, and Ruin, We Rise: Where the Neurodiversity Movement Meets Disability Justice

a picture of Lydia X.Z. Brown – a black and white image of a young East Asian person with glasses smiling and laughing, looking slightly away from the camera. Photo by Colin Pieters.]
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Lydia X. Z. Brown

A Zoom webinar featuring Lydia X. Z. Brown

Description: Neurodivergent, crip, mad, and disabled people's lives and communities are marked by constant trauma and the specter of violence. Our movements - the self-advocacy movement, neurodiversity movement, independent living movement, mad pride movement, and disability justice movement - have arisen from and in response to trauma and crisis ordinary. From electric shock torture to eugenic sterilization, from filicide to state violence, from abuses under law and in medicine, our communities have fought for decades for survival and recognition, against erasure and dehumanization, hoping and dreaming of a world past endemic ableism. Disability justice analysis enables us to understand the necessary role of ableism in shaping social thought and jurisprudence about race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation - and to challenge arbitrary notions of "normal" underlying whole systems and processes of violence.

After Lydia's talk, there will be time for Q&A.

Accessibility: Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided.

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Contact: Eli Meyerhoff