South King County Community Invited to Attend Free Events
Highline College invites the community to attend Disability Justice Week, a series of events centered around accessibility, inclusion and intersectionality, happening Nov. 6-9, 2023 at the Highline College campus.
Under the theme “The Future is Accessible,” Disability Justice Week will focus on different aspects of the 10 Principles of Disability Justice. Organizers hope the week’s events will shed light on the systemic barriers present in society and how attendees can help advocate for justice.
“We will explore intersectionality and the harmful impact of exclusion and erasure of disability identity, especially in communities of color,” said Jennifer Sandler, associate dean of Highline’s Accessibility Resources, noting that attendees will also learn about climate change’s disproportionate impact on disabled people and why disabled communities should be part of leadership on climate action.
Monday, Nov. 6
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: “Our Experiences, Our Truths: Understanding Disability Intentionally for Ourselves and Our Work” by Vilissa Thompson
Location: Building 2 (Zoom Watch Party)
Zoom Meeting ID: 836 0693 4637
Tuesday, Nov. 7
12-1:30 p.m.: “Loving with Three Hearts: Film Viewing and Discussion”
Location: Building 7
Wednesday, Nov. 8
11-12:30 p.m.: “Elevating Student Voices: Self-Advocacy as an Agent for Change” by Ivanova Smith
Location: Rooms Mt. Constance/Olympus, Building 8
Thursday, Nov. 9
1-2 p.m.: “Assistive (and Accessible) Tech for Everyone: Tools You Can Use” by Michael Hanscom
Location: Room 212, Building 30
For the full event schedule, visit ccie.highline.edu/disability-justice-week/