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Disablity Justice Workshop — Facilitated by Lydia X.Z. Brown

  • East Side Freedom Library 1105 Greenbrier St Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106 (map)

The East Side Freedom Library, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota's Critical Disability Studies Collective and Macalester College's Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, invite you to a participatory workshop:

No Liberation Without Disability Justice: Disrupting Ableism as Community Organizers and Freedom Fighters
facilitated by Lydia X.Z. Brown

Lydia X.Z. Brown is a writer, dreamer, activist/organizer, speaker/educator, and disability justice advocate whose work has largely focused on violence against multiply-marginalized disabled people, especially institutionalization, incarceration, and policing. They have numerous honors and awards, including recognition as one of the Top 30 Thinkers Under 30 by Pacific Standard in 2015! Some of the identities/experiences that Lydia holds include that they are neurodivergent, autistic, disabled, queer, asexual-spectrum, gender-queer-nonbinary, and a transracially and transnationally adopted East Asian person of color from China. With the Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network, Lydia is co-editor of the new book All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living With Racialized Autism (DragonBee Press, 2017).

While in the Twin Cities, Lydia will be making presentations at the University of Minnesota (Friday, February 1, Reckwell Center, noon) and Macalester College (Friday, February 1, Davis Court/Markim Hall, 4:45pm). Their East Side Freedom Library event is a workshop, focused on activists and organizers. Please join us!

*Photo credit to Adam Glanzman
Free and open to all and 651-230-3294

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