EQ: How are disability justice and racial justice intertwined?
Guest: Carrie Basas, Director at WA Education Ombuds; Former Employment & Civil Rights Lawyer; Harvard Law School
Hope first met Carrie at the Seattle Times Ignite Event when she presented “Short Bus to Social Justice.” In this (delightfully) looooong conversation we discuss what it means to “pass,” what Crip Hop is and who Wheelchair Sports Camp is. Learn about Lawrence Carter Long and how the term “disabled” is being reclaimed.
Be less basic about the disabled community and and how disability rights intersect with racial equity issues by checking out the following:
- #CripplePunk Instagram
- Stella Young Ted Talk “I’m Not your Inspiration”
- DisCrit: Disability Study and Critical Race Theory in Education
- Alice Wong Disability Visibility Project
- Lydia Brown: Autistic Hoya
- National Coalition for Latinx with Disabilities
- Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California
- National Study on the Experiences of Natives with Disabilities
- Vilissa Thompson: Ramp Your Voice
We started a new segment “Guilty-Favesies”!
- Hope: microwaveable popcorn. Covered in weird plastic and waste, but SO delicious and convenient!
- Annie: my commute. It’s a contemplative, quiet time in the car.
- Carrie: dysfunctional family shows and romantic comedies. See: “Love” and “Grace and Frankie” on Netflix.
Do Your Fudging Homework:
- Hope: Go read Carrie’s article Disabilities So White and Let’s Play Ableism Bingo
- Carrie: October Disabilities Month
- Annie: My AP Government students just learned about the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. If you care about civil rights, which I know you do, go read up on the law and make sure you understand it. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals in all areas of public life, including employment, education, transit, and anywhere else open to the public.