Open events

Indigenizing disability justice

Event #1224
Indigenizing disability justice

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

10:00 - 11:15

POD-Podium 250 - The Commons

Reconciliation event
Who can attend: 
All Congress registrants
This open event is hosted by: 

Mia Mingus states that [d]isability justice addresses not only the oppression of disability, but at the same time intersects with other systems of oppression and injustice – it is a ‘multi-issue politic.’ Moving beyond rights and equality-based approaches, beyond access and inclusion, disability justice endeavors instead towards a collective justice and liberation, towards transforming society as a whole. Within Disability Studies it is essential that self-representation be central to the work of social justice. Embedding Indigenous knowledges, voices, perspectives, scholars and students is essential to a more inclusive disability studies scholarship and practice.

Speaker: Qwo-Li Driskill, Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Oregon University