Not a checklist, but a politic and a practice.
For groups that are ready to develop a stronger politic and better practices for access and language justice in their work, we offer a tailored version of our Building a Disability Politic and Access-Centered Cultures series.
To learn more read below or request a training.
Building a Disability Politic and Access-Centered Cultures: Training & Support for Groups
The practice of creating access is a challenge to how we show up in every way– an opportunity to re-imagine how we think about our relationships, our pedagogy and the spaces that house our movement work.
For groups that are ready to develop a stronger politic and better practices for access and language justice in their work, we offer a tailored version of our Building a Disability Politic and Access-Centered Cultures series. Designed in a popular education style to meet your group members where they’re at and build on your existing knowledge and practices, this workshop sequence is intended to:
- Provide context as to why access is necessary for liberation and help your group create working definitions around disability.
- Develop a deeper understanding of how a disability justice framework can support access implementation.
- Identify the access practices that your organization as a collective or as individuals already engage in and how to expand or deepen these skill sets.
- Get support to implement more access-centered practices.
Organizations commit to a three-part series that consists of two workshops and a clinic space to guide implementation. We will also be available for check-ins between workshops to provide additional resources and help identify where more support might be needed. The sequence consists of the following components:
Part 1: Building a Disability Politic (2 hrs)
This workshop will illuminate the ways that disability is connected to the existing systems and oppressions that your organization is already addressing in the work. We’ll develop an expansive understanding of disability and ableism that’s rooted in historical context. The wisdom of disability-led movements will be the foundation that informs what your organization’s position in a broader movement ecosystem is.
Part 2: Building Access-Centered Cultures (2 hrs)
This workshop will delineate the differences between accessibility and access with the goal of developing practices rooted in anti-ableist values that can shift culture. Information as to how a justice-oriented framework can benefit everyone will be given. Participants will have opportunities to share, hone, and rethink their approach to access by working through scenarios.
Part 3: Radical Hospitality and Centering Access Online (1.5 hrs)
We design a clinic space for creativity and supports for implementing learnings from the workshops. We will introduce Radical Hospitality as a concept and think through how it could be useful in the work your organization is doing. The group will have the opportunity to apply language justice methods to holding space online as well as ways to be supportive of participant needs.
Learn more about PeoplesHub's Disability Justice and Language Access projects as well as other Collaborations.