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From the Uprise Community, 9/11:

“Due to the wildfires forcing evacuations in Oregon and across the whole West Coast of the USA, we will be rescheduling the conference. Please take care of yourselves, your families, and your neighbors–especially houseless neighbors.

Image Description: disability justice logo with pale yellow background and several people smiling and waving, purple and red tulips throughout. Text says Disability Justice and Community Care Conference rescheduled because of west coast USA wildfires.”

REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/jHubou2tdUp3mTgj7

Join us for As We Are: Disability Justice and Collective Care Conference. There will be 8 presenters over two days, ASL-English interpretation, CART, and more! Please let us know your access needs by registering as far in advance as possible. We will send a link to the webinar closer to the event date.

The first 20 disabled participants to register will receive a hospitality gift package.

The Conference is taking place September 12th and 13th, 2020. Sessions will be 45 minutes long followed by a 15 minute break. There will be a lunch break from 12-1 p.m. both days.

Speakers include:
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha: Disability Justice 101
Galadriel Mozee: Black Lives Matter Medicine Garden
Saara Hirsi: Disability Justice and Mutual Aid with Immigrant and Refugee Communities
Vo: Trauma Informed Care in Communities
Dorian Taylor: Anti-Black Roots of Mental Health Systems
Shilo George: Body Sovereignty
Nico Serra: Safer Protest Strategies
Kibler Hidalgo: Community Healing

Who are we? The Portland Disability Justice Collective is a grassroots group by and for queer/trans, black, indigenous, multiracial folks and people of color (straight/cis/white disabled folks are welcome, but not centered) sick, disabled, Mad/mentally ill, D/deaf/HoH, low vision/blind, neuroatypical, or otherwise chronically ill people who are in Oregon and Southwest Washington, to deepen our understanding, practice, and self-reflection regarding disability justice and mutual aid.

This conference is FREE. If you would like to contribute to paying for an accessible conference, please PayPal us at community@theuprisecollective.org, and enter “Conference” in the empty field. Suggested donation on a sliding scale up to $175 per registrant. Donations are tax-deductible- please let us know if you want a receipt.

[Image ID: Portland Disability Justice is written in blue letters above a hand drawn image of 7 people, with visible and invisible disabilities sitting outside, surrounded by flowers.]

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