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The University Libraries are proud to showcase resources highlighting scholarly and creative work by disabled authors, directors, scholars and other creators that celebrate disabled people and the Disability Justice movement in a virtual display for Accessibility Awareness Month: Disability Justice.
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For more information about the resources highlighted on this page, please reach out to Daisy Muralles or Gr Keer.
This exhibit was created with disability justice in mind. Disability justice rejects the medical model of disability that locates disabilities within individual bodies and as errors to be fixed, and embraces the social model that argues for universal design to accommodate the diversity of all bodyminds.
The creators of this exhibit believe that "disability" is not a dirty word. As such, we use identity-first language, such as "disabled person" or "autistic person," to acknowledges the reality that disabled people are whole -- a disabled person need not (and in fact cannot) be separated from their disabilities.
From DISC "October 14, 2021 @ 12:15 PM, University Theater
Established in 2015, Infinite Flow is an award-winning Los Angeles-based nonprofit and professional dance company composed of dancers with and without disabilities. Infinite Flow's mission is to dismantle biases, promote inclusion, celebrate intersectionality, and encourage people to learn something new about themselves and the world around them."
Exhibits and Online Databases
Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social MovementIncludes primary and secondary sources, and video. The content covers disability history and disability studies, as well as history, media, the arts, political science, education, and other areas where the contributions of the disability community are typically overlooked.
"Crip Camp is the story of one group of people and captures one moment in time. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of other equally important stories from the Disability Rights Movement that have not yet received adequate attention. We are committed to using the film’s platform to amplify additional narratives in the disability rights and disability justice communities – with a particular emphasis on stories surrounding people of color and other intersectionally marginalized communities. We stand by the creed of nothing about us, without us. For too long, too many were excluded, and it is time to broaden the number of voices and share the mic."
"Join Washington Post Live for a two-part series about disability rights in the United States, the shape of discrimination today and the critically important considerations around caregiving. In these dialogues, we talk to members of the disability community about challenges with state and federal funding and areas ripe for progress. We also address why disabled individuals are often left out of the conversation about their own caregiving and solutions for more inclusive care."
"Artist Christine Sun Kim was born deaf, and she was taught to believe that sound wasn't a part of her life, that it was a hearing person's thing. Through her art, she discovered similarities between American Sign Language and music, and she realized that sound doesn't have to be known solely through the ears — it can be felt, seen and experienced as an idea. In this endearing talk, she invites us to open our eyes and ears and participate in the rich treasure of visual language."
"A short film in which nonspeaking autistic people talk about how nonspeakers are represented in books, theatre, and film. They provide guidance for changing the narrative. Learn more and access transcripts, translations, and a toolkit here: https://communicationfirst.org/LISTEN/"
"Just like spoken languages, sign languages have dialects. Black ASL is the unique dialect of American Sign Language (ASL) that developed within historically segregated African American Deaf communities. Largely unknown to outsiders, Black ASL has become a symbol of solidarity and a vital part of identity within the Black Deaf community. For more about the documentary project, check out https://www.talkingblackinamerica.org"