Building a Disability Politic & Access-Centered Cultures for Black Practitioners

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Building a Disability Politic & Access-Centered Cultures for Black Practitioners

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Applying a framework of disability justice is critical in uniting against the far right and protecting each other throughout the pandemic. This is for Black people that are interested in incorporating an anti-ableist approach to their movement work and developing values to support the increase of access.

Image description: A yellow/orange gradient background featuring the logo for PeoplesHub on left. Title at the top in black says “Building a Disability Politic & Access-Centered Cultures for Black Practitioners.” Date and time information below says “Wednesdays, August 9 & 16 | 1-3PM PT / 4-6PM ET and interpreters & captioners available by request.” Text to right says “With Dustin Gibson & Ngozi Alston” with a photo of each trainer below. Registration link at the bottom is:
Dates and Times

Wednesdays, August 9 & 16, 2023

1:00pm - 3:00pm PT

3:00pm - 5:00pm CT

4:00pm - 6:00pm ET

Program Full-Description

This offering is a two-part series. The second workshop builds on the first and participants are encouraged to attend both sessions.

Workshop #1: Building a Disability Politic 

This workshop looks at disability from a political lens and positions the work of undoing ableism as a central feature of abolition. We’ll deepen our understanding of disability and ableism that’s rooted in historical context and a departure from a rights-based framework. 

Workshop #2: Building Access-Centered Cultures 

This workshop explains the differences between accessibility and access, with the goal of developing practices rooted in anti-ableist values that can shift culture. Participants will have opportunities to share, hone, and rethink their approach to access by working through scenarios and practicing moving through access conflicts.

Participants will…

  • Deepen and/or expand understanding of disability as political
  • Learn approaches to movement work rooted in disability justice
  • Practice moving through access conflicts

This program is ideal for....

Anyone that’s interested in applying disability justice to movement work in theory and practice.

Materials to prepare for this workshop...


Access requests, including interpretation and captioners, can be made during registration or by emailing our Director of Disability Justice and Language Access. Requests for interpreters and captioners that are made less than 48 hours before the event typically are more difficult to meet. We will try and notify you if we cannot secure requested access. 

Issues with Registration?

If you have questions about this offering or technical needs registering for this event, please contact registration support.

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Choose what to pay, starting at $30. The true cost of this workshop is $100/person. At PeoplesHub we are committed to communication access, radical hospitality, supporting facilitators, and making our offerings financially accessible. This sliding scale allows us to continue offering programs like this one and pay trainers, interpreters, captioners, and other support staff a fair wage for their time and expertise.Like you, those who support our trainings work hard for change in their communities and have often developed the knowledge, skill and gifts that they are offering through many unpaid hours — let’s support them to be sustainable in their work and craft!