The Intersections of Disability Justice & Racial Justice

  • Event Date and Time: Monday, March 27th 6-7:30PM, Doors Open at 5:30 PM
  • Event Location: Community Lounge, Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave.

OMSA and Access UChicago Now invite you to a community conversation with the Northwestern Pritzker Law Center for Racial and Disability Justice (CRDJ). The CRDJ is led by Professor Jamelia Morgan. We will discuss how her work highlights the intersections of Disability Justice and Racial Justice in her role at the CRDJ. Professor Morgan will also share the history of disability justice, the models of disability, disability law, and how to go beyond established requirements to create a culture of inclusion.

Please register by 5p on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

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If you have any questions about access or would like to request a reasonable accommodation to facilitate your full participation, please contact Marquetta Scott by Wednesday, March 22, 2023. For requests received after March 22nd, we will make every effort to support.

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The Life You Lead is the Lesson You Teach

An AHEAD/CAPED Memorial and Teach-In in Honor of the Life of Judy Heumann

Event Date and Time: Thursday, March 30, 1:30-3:00 PM Eastern/10:30AM-12:00 PM Pacific

Judy Heumann, the iconic “mother” of the disability rights movement has passed. A leader of the famous 504 Sit-In, she leaves behind a legacy of values, insights, and practices that shows us all the path to achieving disability justice. You, as well as your students and colleagues, are invited to join this memorial webinar to hear from Judy’s collaborators and mentees about the most important events and accomplishments of her life and the lessons to be learned.

Paul Grossman, Executive Counsel of AHEAD and direct witness to the 504 Sit-In, will lead with a short history of Judy’s role in establishing disability rights in the U.S. This presentation will be followed by a panel of speakers who knew, loved, and collaborated with Judy – all disability rights and justice leaders in their own right – with personal recollections of Judy, including: Catherine Campisi, Amanda Kraus, Anthony Tusler, and John Wodatch.

Everyone is welcome to this thoughtful and joyous remembrance of the life of a civil rights pioneer.

The event can be joined online, no pre-registration is required. Live CART and ASL interpreters will be provided.

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