2018 Program of Presenters
Stratton Student Center
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Anita Cameron

Closing Keynote

Arianne Garcia

"Increasing Resources for Autistic Women and People of Color"

ChrisTiana ObeySumner
"Decolonizing My Diagnosis: My Story of Institutional Racism and Ancestral Deliverance"

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Dawn Welters
"Audism: The Silent Microaggression"

Denarii Grace

"The Elephant in the Waiting Room: Self-Love, Health, and Queering Fat Acceptance"

Douglas Rogers, Shaya French
"There's No Disability Justice Behind Bars"

Gloria Jackson Nefertiti
"Transcending Shame"

Izzy Kaufman
"Disability Across the Rainbow"

Kat Perez, Nisha Agarwal
"On the Margins: Why Immigration is a Disability Rights Issue "

Kayla Shanks and Kiana Teixiera, BrAGLY
"Intersections of being a Disabled Youth"

Kerry Thompson
"Movements to Move the Marginalized from the Margins"

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
"Boston Book Launch, Reading an Author Discussion: Care Work Dreaming Disability Justice?"

Mahdia Lynn

"Radical Accessibility: A Dis/Abled Organizers' Manifesto"

Mason Wicks-Lim
"Advocating for Others / Advocating for Myself: The Story of a Youth Activist with a Disability"

Mia Mingus

Opening Keynote

Naomi Ortiz
"Mending Spirits: Disabled Mestiza Self-Care"

Shanthiya Baheerathan, Disability Justice Network of Ontario
"The Era of Modern Eugenics"

Sorretie Jaro and Pauline Bosma
"Leadership / People First"

Timotheus Gordon Jr
"Autistic Identity in the African Diaspora"

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