Crip News v.5.2 (Events)
Finally, this week’s events:
Until We Are Free on Saturday Nov. 13 from 7-8pm ET on Zoom is the second conversation in a 3-part series on the life and work of Fannie Lou Hamer inspired by Dr. Keisha Blain’s new book, Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America. Moderated by Vilissa Thompson in conversation with Heather Watkins, Dr. Angel Love Miles, and Dr. Sami Schalk. CART and ASL. No cost.
People’s Hub offers another edition of its “Building a Disability Politic & Access-Centered Cultures” series on Thursdays Nov. 11 & 18 from 5:30-7:30pm ET on Zoom with Dustin Gibson and Ngozi Alston. Access features by request. Choose what to pay starting at $40.
People’s Hub is also offering a 2-part series “We Won’t Go Back: WTF is Normal?” with Dustin Gibson and Cyrée Jarelle Johnson on Tuesday Nov. 9 from 6-8pm ET with guests Aerick Woodams, JD Davis, & Sterling Johnson and Wednesday Nov. 10 from 4-6pm ET with guests Elena House-Kay, Deborah Rosenstein, and Tom Olin. ASL and live captions. Free or by donation of $20-50.
The University of Connecticut will host Dr. Susan Burch to discuss and read from her new book Committed: Remembering Native Kinship in and Beyond Institutions on Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 4-5:15pm ET on Zoom. ASL and CART. No cost.
I highly recommend checking out Dean Spade’s event series on mutual aid organizing presented by the Barnard Center for Research on Women. The next event is focused on decision-making on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 7-8:30pm on Zoom. Live English/Spanish transcription, ASL, and other access features by request. 100% of the suggested registration fee of $5 will go a mutual aid organization.
The Fireweed Collective is offering The Ever-Bending Truth: Creative Writing for the Creatively Wired with Jacks McNamara on Sunday, Nov. 14 from 5-7pm ET on Zoom. ASL, Spanish interpretation, and live captions. $0-50 sliding scale.
The Independent Living Resource Center in Santa Barbara is hosting “Ask an Able-Bodied Person” on Zoom, Sunday, Nov. 14 from 4-5:30pm PT on Zoom. Email email@example.com by Tuesday, November 9th for more information.
Today, the National Alliance of Melanin Disabled Advocates (NAMD Advocates) hosts its first Leadership Summit, “Our Presence is our Power” from 12-4pm ET on Zoom. ASL, CART, and other access features by request. $138.49 with fees.
Today is the final day to participate in the Department of Labor’s Advancing Financial Equity for Individuals with Disabilities National Online Dialogue.
Also tonight, the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment will host a “Disability Justice Poetry Slam" at 7pm ET featuring Vincent Bristow, Julia Silvestri, LeVar Lawrence, and hosted by Shanelle Gabriel. In person at the City of the Museum of New York and livestreamed. ASL, CART, and other features by request. No cost.