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2019 TASH Conference
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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together our constituents to share resources and success stories, learn about field-driven best practices, and network within a community engaged in shared values. The Conference is attended by passionate leaders, experts, and advocates from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees are influential in their fields and communities, and play an important role in the provision of services and supports for the millions of individuals and organizations around the world; and include professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; self-advocates, adult service providers; students, family members, and many others.  This year’s conference theme, Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities, reminds us that equity, opportunity, and inclusion relies on the input of broad perspectives and experiences.

Friday, December 6 • 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Practical Strategies for Doing Solidarity Work to Resist Ableism Full

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Disabled self-advocates and nondisabled family members, professionals, researchers, and policymakers often have the same ultimate goals in mind - meaningful opportunity, access, community integration, empowerment - but vastly different ideas of what those things mean or how to get there. Even experienced and committed advocates and attorneys often do not understand how they can best collaborate with and learn from people with disabilities ourselves in strategizing for social justice and civil and human rights, especially those of us with communication-related disabilities. In this session, we will examine strategies that disabled people straddling the worlds of policy, law, research, academia, and services have used successfully to bring self-advocacy and disability rights and disability justice frameworks into spaces where we are often excluded or only tokenized. We will cover approaches to grantwriting, service design and delivery, nonhierarchical coalition-building, and resource redistribution, among others.

Presenters
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Lydia Brown

Justice Catalyst Fellow, The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Lydia X. Z. Brown is a disability justice advocate, organizer, and writer whose work has largely focused on violence against multiply-marginalized disabled people, especially institutionalization, incarceration, and policing. In collaboration with E. Ashkenazy and Morénike Giwa-Onaiwu... Read More →


Friday December 6, 2019 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Meeting Room: Ant 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

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