PeoplesHub Workshop – Connect online as an individual
Building Access-Centered Cultures in Organizations and Movements
Access is central to everything we do, including the work needed to grow our movements which depend on our ability to participate, assemble and deliberate.
More organizations have become aware of accessibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, disabled people have been and are continuing to be marginalized within movements to the detriment of all of us. Rather than envisioning a future that returns to the old “normal,” now is the time to support each other to develop a stronger disability justice backbone for our movements and organizations.
Join long-time Disabled organizers to share ideas, deepen our understanding of the disability justice framework, and discover new tools for implementing practices that can transform how we conceive of and practice liberation and justice in our workplaces and movements.
ASL/English interpreters, live English captions and breaks will be provided.
Any other requests can be made during registration or by emailing Dustin Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dustin Gibson (PeoplesHub) & Cheyenna Weber
Training Length and Type:
Connect as an individual
Tuesday, January 19th
From 12-2pm PST/ 2-4pm CST/ 3-5pm EST
This training is ideal for:
Anyone that works within movements or organizations that wants to implement and increase access practices.
Participants leave with:
- Context as to why access is necessary for liberation and working definitions around disability.
- A deeper understanding of how a justice- orientated approach to access can benefit everyone.
- Better identify the existing access practices organization’s, groups and individuals engage in and develop more.
What do you do to prepare?
Please choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to share and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, with video and headphones.
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Choose what to pay, starting at $20. The true cost of this workshop is $50/person, which allows us to continue offering programs like this one and pay trainers a fair wage for their time and expertise. Like you, our trainers work hard for change in their communities and have often developed the knowledge, skill and gifts that they are offering through many unpaid hours — let’s support them to be sustainable in their work and craft!
Ready to sign up?
Dustin is guided by the aspiration, legacies, and pursuit of liberation. He develops he(art)work that embodies a practice of disability justice that can live, build, support and be implemented by marginalized communities to address the nexus between race, class, and disability. Dustin brings lived experience, scholarship, histories, art and resources into classrooms, neighborhoods, and carceral institutions to support people in collectively imagining and building a world free from institutionalization and incarceration. He has taught various disability-related courses at middle-schools, high-schools, kid jails, prisons and law schools. He also has worked with three Centers for Independent Living (CIL) in Pittsburgh, PA and both of the national CIL networks. He co-founded Disability Advocates for Rights and Transition, an organization led by disabled people that works in the tradition of deinstitutionalization to provide support to live freely in communities with the dignity of risk. He is also a Peer Support Trainer with Disability Link, a founding member of the Harriet Tubman Collective, and builds with grassroots organizations and artists to expand experiences of access.
Cheyenna Layne Weber (she/her) is a queer and disabled organizer and writer who envisions, creates, and coordinates strategies to elevate the needs of human and non-human communities over the priorities of capital. She is a co-founder of Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City, a membership organization of over 120 solidarity economy groups in the five boroughs; SolidarityNYC, where she led the creation of the first online interactive map of New York City’s solidarity economy; New Economy Coalition; and the Manna-hatta Fund. She grew up in rural and urban West Virginia (Osage and Adena territory) –where economic, ecological, physical, and emotional violence shaped her political and spiritual commitment to utilize love in response to oppression. For over 20 years she has worked with social justice, environmental, and community organizations in capacities ranging from volunteer to executive director. She currently lives in Brooklyn (Lenni Lenape territory) and provides program, fundraising, and communications consulting for social and racial justice organizations.