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Disability & Intersectionality Summit (DIS)
October 13 @ 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Disability & Intersectionality Summit (DIS) – Saturday October 13th, 2018 at MIT
The Disability & Intersectionality Summit (DIS) is a biennial one-day conference that centers the experiences and knowledge of multiply marginalized disabled people such as, queer disabled people of color, undocumented transgender disabled people, or formerly incarcerated disabled people among others. This conference serves as a platform to highlight the multiple oppressions that shape the lived experiences of disabled individuals, as told by disabled people, in a setting organized by disabled activists. DIS aims to create dialogue on how our society must address systemic oppressions using an intersectional approach.
Call for proposals is on our website. Deadline June 23rd.
Purchase tickets here.
All related conference information including ticket sales will be made available on the website.
We are open to student volunteers (may contact Sandy Ho directly), and related academic and or student activities programs with an interest in equity / diversity / social justice. This conference is organized by volunteer disabled activists from across the country with support from sponsors at the national, and state level. 100% of sponsorship dollars go directly towards presenter honorariums, CART/ASL, accessibility accommodations, and related organizing costs.
Events are open to all community members. We welcome people of every identity, ability/disability, and background, and will strive to meet all needs for full participation.