Wednesday, 13 July 2016

CALL FOR STORIES BY DISABLED PEOPLE OF COLOR


CALL FOR STORIES BY DISABLED PEOPLE OF COLOR


Last year was a milestone anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act when it turned 25. Just like that, another year has passed and it’s time for re-examination of disability rights in America from the perspective of disabled people of color (POC).

Vilissa Thompson, LMSW, of Ramp Your Voice! and Alice Wong of the Disability Visibility Project™are looking to survey disabled people of color for an upcoming article to be published on July 26, 2016, the 26th anniversary of the ADA.

The survey will ask disabled POC:
their reflections on disability rights and the ADA,
the unfinished work of the ADA (specifically for disabled people w/ multiple intersectional identities),
why talking about racism and ableism matters in the disability community,
and how disability organizations and leaders can respectfully and meaningfully collaborate with disabled POC.
How to Participate

People can respond to interview questions here in this Google form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EsNWEhJ-A7kBigytRerYL9_ZoH9lctjVurZlV3lcVYs/

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #GetWokeADA26 and follow Vilissa@VilissaThompson and Alice @SFdirewolf!

Deadline to participate: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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