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Afternoon Tertulia: Disability Justice and Decolonization

Afternoon Tertulia: Disability Justice and Decolonization

Event Organizer: Center for Puerto Rican Studies


Virtual Event Virtual Event

May 24 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

Over the last two decades, disability justice has become central to understanding the struggles and oppressions our communities face. According to Patty Berne, one of the originators of this concept: “Disability Justice was built because the Disability Rights Movement and Disability Studies do not inherently centralize the needs and experiences of folks experiencing intersectional oppression, such as disabled people of color, immigrants with disabilities, queers with disabilities, trans and gender non-conforming people with disabilities, people with disabilities who are houseless, people with disabilities who are incarcerated, people with disabilities who have had their ancestral lands stolen, amongst others.”

Join writers and activists Aurora Levins-Morales and Naomi Ortíz for an Afternoon Tertulia exploring the crucial relationship between disability justice and decolonization.

This event is part of the CENTRO 50th Anniversary Celebration! Join us all of 2023 in celebrating 50 years of CENTRO’s work to strengthen, diversify, and reimagine the field of Puerto Rican Studies!

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Main Amp Image: CHARAS/El Bohío Cultural and Community Center Records. Athletes in wheelchairs at CHARAS. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY.

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