2018 DIS National Presenters
Saturday October 13th
84 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA
All presentation titles are subject to change per request of our presenters.
Presentations will be simultaneous, and organized across several break-out rooms to allow attendees choices. Schedules will be made available to ticket-holders only.
"Increasing Resources for Autistic Women and People of Color"
BrAGLY: Brockton Alliance of GLBT Youth: Kayla Shanks, Kiana Teixiera
"Intersections of being a disabled youth"
"Decolonizing My Diagnosis: My story of institutional racism and ancestral deliverance"
"Audism: The Silent Microaggression"
"The Elephant in the Waiting Room: Self-Love, Health, and Queering Fat Acceptance"
Disability Justice Network of Ontario: Sarah Jama, Shanthiya Baheerathan, Eminet Dagnachew
"The Era of Modern Eugenics: an in-depth examination of violence against people with disabilities"
Douglas Rogers and Shaya French
"There's no disability justice behind bars"
Gloria Jackson Nefertiti
"Disability Across the Rainbow"
"Movements to Move the Marginalized from the Margins"
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (author talk / book reading)
"Boston Book Launch, Reading and Author Discussion, Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice?"
"Radical Accessibility: A Dis/Abled Organizers' Manifesto"
"Advocating for Others / Advocating for Myself: The Story of a youth activist with a disability"
Mia Ives-Rublee, Kat Perez, Arianne Garcia (panel presentation)
"On the Margins: Why Immigration is a Disability Rights Issue"
Naomi Ortiz (author talk / book reading)
"Mending Spirits: Disabled Mestiza Self-Care"
Sorretie Jaro, Pauline Bosma (panel presentation)
Timotheus Gordon Jr
"Autistic Identity in the African Diaspora"