Wednesday, May 31, 2017
POD-Podium 250 - The Commons
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