Building a Disability Politic & Access-Centered Cultures

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Building a Disability Politic & Access-Centered Cultures

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Develop an expansive understanding of disability and ableism that’s rooted in historical context, and determine the differences between accessibility and access.

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Dates and Times

Workshop #1: Thursday, April 21st from 2:30-4:30pm PT/ 4:30-6:30pm CT/ 5:30-7:30pm ET

Workshop #2: Thursday, April 28th from 2:30-4:30pm PT/ 4:30-6:30pm CT/ 5:30-7:30pm ET

Program Full-Description

Workshop #1: Building a Disability Politic This workshop will illuminate the ways that disability is connected to the existing systems and oppressions that movements are 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 struggles will be the foundation that informs how we increase disability solidarity.

Workshop #2: Building Access-Centered Cultures 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.

This program is ideal for:

Anyone that works within social justice movements or organizations that has a desire to integrate disability into their work and implement + increase access practices.

Training Outcomes:

Participants will leave with:

  • Context as to why access is necessary for liberation and working definitions around disability.
  • A deeper understanding of how a disability justice framework can support access implementation.
  • Better identify the existing access practices organization’s groups and individuals engage in and develop more.
  • Develop skills to implement access-centered practices.

What do you do to prepare?

Please choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to share and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, with video and headphones.

Also, please familiarize yourself with these resources before Workshop #1:


Access requests can be made during registration or by emailing Dustin Gibson at, including interpreters and captioners.

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Cost: Choose what to pay, starting at $40. The true cost of this workshop is $100/person, which allows us to continue offering programs like this one and pay trainers a fair wage for their time and expertise. Like you, our trainers 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!