Disabled people have developed ways of being together that recognize people’s inherent worth and values what each individual has to offer. Join us for a discussion about how crip kindness and community care can be transferred to everyday life, including: Who sets the boundaries of good versus bad behaviour and professionalism. How to engage in community care to ensure people’s inherent worth is recognized and celebrated.
Our workshop challenges all to more fully address ableist notions of how we think about, and label, our bodies, minds, and senses.
Our Disability Awareness workshops gives you the tools to understand what disability is, the types of disability, the current language of disability, what ableism is, how you can actively work to fight against it, and tips for disabled people and allies alike to better ensure equity in all that you do.
We deliver introduction workshops as well as more advanced workshops. We are able to customize our workshops for your needs. We have done Disability Awareness workshops specific to: education, employment, events, customer service, disability justice, and more.
Disability Justice is a movement started by and meant to center disabled, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, 2SLGBTQIA+ people. Ableism encourages the centering of “normal” and “productive” and devalues disabled bodies, brains, and senses, seeing them as “invalid”, “unnatural”, and “unworthy”, leading to exclusion and oppression. Disability Justice works to move away from segregation, isolation, and ableism and move towards accessibility, equity connection, and interdependence.
Disability justice is an ongoing practice that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and sees us as whole beings with differing strengths and needs. Disability justice challenges the ways we think about, and label, bodies/minds/senses.
Increase your disability knowledge and engage in dialogue as we explore new ways of doing and perceiving, including the ten principles of disability justice and how they can be utilized in daily life. Also covered, how these practices and principles impact the daily lives of disabled people.