Disability Justice - Leading Change and Transforming Communities
Where does disability justice fit into progressive organizing? Disability justice moves beyond conversations about sidewalk ramps or accessing supports and takes an intersectional approach to disability issues.
“We do not live single issue lives.” Audre Lorde
Forget everything you think you know about the single-issue approach to disability politics and spend an evening in conversation with leaders from across the country who are working towards a world where disabled people have personal and political agency.
Featured speaker Sarah Jama:
Sarah Jama is a community organizer from Hamilton, Ontario. She is co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO), is a current board member with the Hamilton Transit Riders Union, an organizer with the Hamilton Community Benefits Network, and is working with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board to create curriculum around combating anti-black racism. She has given over one hundred lectures, presentations, and keynotes on issues surrounding leadership, diversity, justice, and works at the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion as a Program Coordinator.
With additional disability activists response panel, followed by audience Q&A discussion.
DATE: Tuesday, June 18th
LOCATION: 312 Main Street, Vancouver (entrance off of Cordova), Main Floor in the Sound Room.
This event is free and open to all, but space is limited, so please RSVP below.
312 Main is wheelchair accessible and hallways and doors have sufficient room for maneuverability.
The entrance door on Cordova has an auto-opener.
There are two washrooms on the main floor. Both are gender neutral, and are wheelchair accessible. One has no door barring the entry-way and the other has a light glass door that will be propped open.
We ask all those attending to respect the need to refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to the event. There is no natural light in the room, the overhead lights are LED.
There is metered street parking and public transit - several buses stop within a block of the building. There is one designated accessible metered parking space on Cordova across the street from the entrance.
If you have specific accessibility needs please email [email protected].
Please let us know if you require an ASL interpreter.
We want to acknowledge that our event will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.
The Broadbent Institute was pleased to partner with Gabrielle Peters for this event and would like to recognize her contributions to making it happen.