Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Presentation by Mia Mingus

Towards Disability Justice, Intersectionality and Solidarity: Liberatory Access

Presented by the Queen’s University Equity Office in association with the Faculty of Education.

6:00pm November 18, 2014
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Duncan McArthur Hall, Queen’s University
511 Union St. Kingston, Ontario
FREE EVENT

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Mia Mingus

Over almost the last decade, disabled activists have been forwarding a political framework through which disability and ableism can be understood and connected to other forms of oppression and violence. Together we have been building a shared language and analysis that can articulate the political, cultural, social and relational complexities of disability. Disability has consistently been a political identity and experience that has been avoided and left out of most social justice movements and intersectional work. Because of this, many people--even seasoned organizers and activists--are only just beginning to understand disability, recognize ableism and engage in making spaces and movements accessible. In this keynote, Mingus will talk about what Disability Justice is, how it requires an intersectional analysis and what solidarity could look like in this ever-evolving practice we call "liberation."

ASL Interpretation offered. For accessibility requests, please contact the Queen’s Equity Office at 613-533-2563, or equity@queensu.ca.

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