For the longest, disabled Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) have been dominated by our connection to the medical industry and institutions. These images and stories often evoke pity, pain, and even brutality. Although that is part of our reality, it only gives a narrow perspective on the narrative of people with mental/physical health conditions and often erases race altogether.
Hosted by the National Alliance of Multicultural Disabled Advocates (NAMD Advocates), we are proud to announce our upcoming event, Decolonizing Dreams: A BIPOC Celebration of ADA30. Through a two-day virtual event, hosted on July 24 and July 25, participants will engage in creative conversations that explore the complexity of racial identity mixed with mental and physical health conditions. The NAMD Advocates in partnership with Jen White Johnson will conclude the celebration on July 26 by hosting a virtual exhibition to honor Black disabled people, and those that have lost their lives to state violence. Ultimately, Decolonizing Dreams will create a space for disabled BIPOC to acknowledge the legacies of disabled people of color, discover the culture of disability in color, and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
ASL Will Be Available
CART / Live Captioning Will be Available
Spanish Interpreting Available
Dial in for Spanish Translation: 202-847-5915
No PIN Needed
Due to limited space (via zoom) and in order to center the participation of disabled BIPOC, we are asking all allies to hold off on registering until 48 hours prior to the start of the first event. If you are an ally we welcome you to register starting at midnight (12am) on July 22, 2020.
Decolonizing Dreams is designed to center the experiences of disabled Black, Indigenous and People of Color. This includes people of color who experience mental health conditions, Deafness or hard of hearing, physical disabilities, autism, neurodivergent disabilities, mad pride, and more. We understand that there are many people of color with disabilities who do not openly identify as disabled. Still, we invite and welcome you to this space. If you have any question around whether this is a space for you, feel free to reach out through this link.
Right now, there is limited space and programs that support the professional and cultural development of BIPOC that live at the intersections of disability. The NAMD Advocates plan to change this. THANK YOU to our sponsors for supporting this work!