Online Event: Nurturing Inclusivity Conversations – Accessibility & Ableism

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Online Event: Nurturing Inclusivity Conversations – Accessibility & Ableism

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Accessibility & Ableism Thursday April 8th 7:00pm to 8:30pm Monthly sharing about our learning from books, podcasts, and videos on relevant issues.  Resource lists is below and people are asked to come and share their experiences of one or two resources. This is not a time for a book review or synopsis but a time to reflect on your own understandings. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89014727045 Meeting ID: 890 1472 7045 Here is the Resource List: Terms Ability: A concept that symbolizes or categorizes people based on person’s ways of navigating and negotiating society – physically, emotionally, psychologically, and/or mentally. Ableism: Oppression, prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination against disabled people on the basis of actual or presumed disability. Source: http://www.autistichoya.com/p/definitions.html A system of superiority and discrimination that provides or denies resources, agency, and dignity based on one’s abilities (mental/intellectual, emotional, and/or physical.) Ableism depends on a binary and benefits able-bodied people at the expense of disabled people. Like other forms of oppression, ableism operates on the individual, institutional and cultural levels. Able Body: People who do not have any physical or sensory disability or mobility impairment. Access: One’s ability to know, find and/or use the tools and resources that will allow them to live whole and healthy lives. Differently able: Can refer to any person with a disability and is usually a euphemistic phrase to avoid saying "disability" or "disabled." Source: http://www.autistichoya.com/p/ableist-words-and-terms-to-avoid.html Otherwise stated, terms are adapted from: Merriam-Webster Dictionary  Examples of walking privilege Walking is an activity most people do every day without much thought, this is not the case for people who need support while walking or people who use wheelchairs. Here are some examples from Everyday Feminism- Liebowitz, Cara- http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/12/examples-walking-privilege/. Safely accessing public transportation Having more options when finding affordable housing. "Finding housing for anyone, especially in a big city, is difficult. But for wheelchair users, it can be next to impossible." The means of...

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