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Race + Disability: Understanding Intersectional Oppression
3-3-2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
This workshop is the launch of the RACE + DISABILITY series sponsored by FISA Foundation, The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation
Disability as both a construct and experience has historically been presented as a “white person’s experience,” but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Studies show that 1in 4 people have a disability, with representation in every ethnic and racial group. In other words, where there’s conversation about race, there’s conversation about disability. This 90-minute workshop will explore disability as an intersectional oppression by digging into why we should consider ableism a social justice issue. We’ll also discuss why historical figures of color have often had their disabilities overlooked and what topical struggles disabled people of color experience today.
NOTE: This session will be recorded.