Society for Disability Studies Conference in SF This Week

 
The Society for Disability Studies is holding its annual conference at San Francisco State University from June 8th through 11th, with the theme Conversations & Connections Across Race, Disability & Identity. The conference coincides with activism by people in the Bay Area and on the East Coast to start a national organization for and by disabled people of color. As part of the conference, there will be a Color of Disability photo exhibit of the two political conventions focusing on people of color with disabilities by Safi wa Nairobi. The following events have a lower entrance fee than the conference:

The photo exhibit Brown Disabled Broken Bodies: A Tour of Police Brutality Cases Against Disabled People of Color will be up on June 10th from 5-7PM. Photos of people such as May Molina, a diabetic woman who died in Chicago police custody when she was denied access to her medication, will be on display.
On Saturday June 11th from 12:30-2:30pm, there will be a panel entitled: Coast to Coast African Americans' Grassroots Incentives. The panelists will be representatives of organizations from the East Coast and California that deal with people of color with disabilities, and especially African Americans.
Also on June 11th, from 7:30-9:30pm, Black AND Disabled Artists Sharing, or BADAS, will perform Black Disabled Art History 101 with a slide show.

Read more on Indybay's Arts and Action Page

The Society for Disability Studies is holding its annual conference at San Francisco State University from June 8th through 11th, with the theme Conversations & Connections Across Race, Disability & Identity. The conference coincides with activism by people in the Bay Area and on the East Coast to start a national organization for and by disabled people of color. As part of the conference, there will be a Color of Disability photo exhibit of the two political conventions focusing on people of color with disabilities by Safi wa Nairobi. The following events have a lower entrance fee than the conference:

The photo exhibit Brown Disabled Broken Bodies: A Tour of Police Brutality Cases Against Disabled People of Color will be up on June 10th from 5-7PM. Photos of people such as May Molina, a diabetic woman who died in Chicago police custody when she was denied access to her medication, will be on display.
On Saturday June 11th from 12:30-2:30pm, there will be a panel entitled: Coast to Coast African Americans' Grassroots Incentives. The panelists will be representatives of organizations from the East Coast and California that deal with people of color with disabilities, and especially African Americans.
Also on June 11th, from 7:30-9:30pm, Black AND Disabled Artists Sharing, or BADAS, will perform Black Disabled Art History 101 with a slide show.

Read more on Indybay's Arts and Action Page

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