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Social Justice Training: Disability & Equity

YWCA of Greater Portland
Portland, OR 97215, United States (map)
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CLASS DESCRIPTION This presentation will engage participants in learning from life experiences of people with disabilities and the disability rights movement. Presenters will discuss where the gaps lie in the inclusion of people with disabilities, centering on those with identities that are underrepresented or systemically marginalized. With that background in mind, presenters will share recommendations for including people with disabilities in equity conversations such as the ten principles of disability justice. Participants will work in small groups to talk about these issues and begin to make plans on how to address them in their organizations and advocacy work.


  • Understand disability rights history and the ways communities of color have been underrepresented in the disability rights movement and disability services.
  • Learn practical steps of how to include disability as part of the equity conversation, including recommendations from the - presenters and ideas from fellow participants. Be equipped with a plan of how to move forward in including people with disabilities.


  • Social justice and disability – history of disability, challenges of the disability rights movement relating to race.
  • Individual stories – presenters Allison and Keirsi share their personal stories about living with disability.
  • Recommendations – ideas for how to be allies and practical suggestions for including disability in equity conversations.
  • Group discussions – participants add their ideas to the recommendations, prioritize where they want to start, and create a basic plan to get started in this work.