Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Conversations

Racialized Ablism  September 15, 2020

2020

How and why language shifts with meaning and how it is used.

How social construct has been built to lead us to where we are today.

Discussion on why people “people.”

 

Creating a Welcoming Environment for Different Cultures: Latinos and Native Americans

Audio Recording

2017

Eileen Tohonnie and Socorro Arroyo-Merchain

How to address communication and language.

The importance of traditional greetings, introductions, and personalities.

How to serve people with unconditional positive regard and respect.

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APRIL Annual Conference

Disability, Racism, Respectability

Ken Mitchell, Linda Pogue, Dustin Gibson, Jamilah Shepard

2020

Discussion on the disability movement, marginalized groups, and moving forward. How to have that discussion on the disability movement, marginalized groups, and moving forward. How to have that discussion in your organization that doesn't divide us.

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Keynote Session: Building the Next Generation of IL

Dustin Gibson, Fanisee Bias, Sarah Martinez

2020

As we move forward as a movement, it’s important to think about how we are building the next generation of Independent Living. How are we ensuring that we are elevating and including all voices such as those from multiply marginalized backgrounds, young people, and those who are new to Independent Living. What can we be doing to engage a new generation of leaders? How do we support them, and ensure that as a movement we are continually growing and challenging ourselves? Join our amazing mix of panelists as they share their thoughts while hopefully sparking yours to think about Beyond 2020.

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Youth Conference: Disability and Intersectionality

ChrisTiana ObeySumner

2020

Discussion of the intersect between people with disabilities and the multiple identities that individuals live with daily and how they are all important pieces of our community.

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Blurred Lines-Redefine Your Lane

Shelly Simmons, Kimberly Conner

2020

The face of advocacy is changing daily. We will discuss redefining advocacy and the responsibility of the SILC. We will explore intersectionality and pushing boundaries while remaining in positions to be effective and true to your mission.

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Building a Community Coalition “Us Protecting Us”

Ken Mitchell, Kendall Green-El

2020

This workshop will focus on people with disabilities intersecting with people of color and addressing crisis response. Find out how we developed and continue to build a coalition of a peer led group that focuses on different issues dealing with first responders. The group worked to create a de-escalation of first responder's workshop to address the response with people with disabilities intersecting with people of color.

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Outreach in BARS-Building Authentic Relationships

Mel Leviton, Christine Pisani

2020

We cannot hope to build trust and understanding without first increasing our own cultural and linguistic competence. Why help me find a studio apartment when I want to live in a house crowded with my family? Why help me get food assistance, when what I really want is an accessible community garden to work in with my family? Why give me English lessons, when my family, my church, my employer and my friends speak French, Spanish or Burundi? Rather than selling our services and wares, we must first commit to listening and learning about cultures and communities other than our own. It takes commitment, time and risk. Active listening and learning mean that we hear what the community needs and wants before we attempt to offer anything. How do we write this into our plans and more importantly, implement it in our communities?

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Independent Living Serving Alaska Natives with Disabilities (IL STAND) A Rural Southeast Alaska Perspective

Joan O’Keefe and Gail Dabaluz

2018

 IL STAND Powerpoint

 

Keynote: Disability Solidarity Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free

Dustin Gibson and Vilissa Thompson

2017

 Powerpoint

 

IL in Indian Country

John Nousaine, Doug Defoe, and Sunshine Lemieux

 Powerpoint

IL in Indian Country RTF

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