The Ability to Live: What Trump’s Health Cuts Mean for People with Disabilities

In this video, Patty Berne and Stacey Milbern discuss the Trump administration’s proposed Medicaid cuts and the disastrous effects these cutswill have on people with disabilities, cutting “right to the core of being able tolive.” The budget priorities and cuts of right-wing and fascist regimes reveal volumes about who is valued and viable in a society and who is not. The Trump administration’s proposed cuts to Medicaid declare people with disabilities, poor people, young […]

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ableism, disability, medicaid

Ableism is the Bane of My Motherfuckin’ Existence

Activists Patty Berne and Stacey Milbern expand on the disability justice framework and the need for a politicized understanding of ableism within a context of racism, classism, colonialism, and heteropatriarchy.

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ableism, capitalism, classism, criminalization, disability, disability justice, heteropatriarchy, incarceration, institutionalization, medical industrial complex, misogyny, prison industrial complex, racism, white supremacy

Reina Gossett: Making a Way Out of No Way

Keynote address at The Scholar & Feminist Conference 41: Sustainabilities.

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activism, arts, disability, film, gender, history, queer, race, scholar & feminist, sexuality, transgender

BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall
Apr 20, 2016 | 12:00PM

Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies: Queer Precarity and the Myth of Gay Affluence

Amber Hollibaugh

ABOUT THE EVENT Queer precarity is a reality. As the wealth gap continues to grow, LGBT/Q people struggle with increasing hardships and economic crisis, alongside the majority of working-class and poor Americans. Economic precarity has necessitated new forms of labor organizing, including worker centers and union–community partnerships. But the particular struggles of queer and gender […]

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activism, class, disability, economic justice, gender, labor, policy, politics, queer, race, sexuality

Event Oval, Diana Center
Feb 27, 2016 | 10:00AM

Scholar & Feminist 41: Sustainabilities

Reina Gossett, Cara Page, Krystal Portalatin, Joo-Hyun Kang & more.

REGISTER DESCRIPTION PROGRAM SPEAKERS Description—#sf41 In the forty-first year of BCRW’s cornerstone conference, we are taking seriously the framework of sustainability to ask how we can sustain the material, financial, creative, cultural, spiritual, and communal resources necessary to maintain the vitality of our communities, movements, and critical feminist inquiries. The conference brings together feminist scholars, […]

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activism, disability, healing justice, housing, LGBT, policing, prisons, queer, race, racial justice, transgender, transnational

James Room, 418 Barnard Hall
Oct 1, 2015 | 6:00PM

Keywords/Key Questions

Heather Love, Sayantani DasGupta, Lennard Davis, Robert McRuer, Rayna Rapp, Sunaura Taylor, and more.

ABOUT THE EVENT: This symposium will mark the publication of Keywords for Disability Studies, a collection of 60 essays that identify and define key terms in the field. An evening artists’ panel on October 1 featuring Sunaura Taylor, Riva Lehrer, and Park McArthur will address the topic of “Keywords for Disability Culture.” On October 2, […]

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Body Undone: A Salon in Honor of Christina Crosby

Conversation featuring Christina Crosby, Lisa Cohen, Leigh Gilmore, Laura Grappo, Maggie Nelson, Gayle Pemberton, and Gayle Salamon.

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disability, literature, queer, writing

James Room
Mar 10, 2015 | 6:30PM

Body Undone: A Salon in Honor of Christina Crosby

Christina Crosby, Lisa Cohen, Leigh Gilmore, Laura Grappo, Maggie Nelson, Gayle Pemberton, Gayle Salamon

“Body Undone” focuses on Christina Crosby’s forthcoming memoir of living with disability, A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain. In 2003 Professor Crosby broke her neck in a bicycle accident. She writes, “Spinal cord injury has cast me into a surreal neurological wasteland that I traverse day and night. This account is an effort […]

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disability, literature, queer, writing

Barnard College
Feb 28, 2015 | 6:00PM

Action on Education

REGISTER DESCRIPTION PROGRAM SPEAKERS Description—#sfedu Speakers include Ujju Aggarwal, Lalaie Ameeriar, Abigail Boggs, The Black Youth Project, Nuala Cabral, Natalia Cecire, Jaz Choi, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Kandice Chuh, Antonia Darder, Dána-Ain Davis, Ejeris Dixon, Tadashi Dozono, Melanie Duch, Rod Ferguson, Cindy Gao, Jamaica Gilmer, Dana Goldstein, Che Gossett, Karen Gregory, Zareena Grewal, Ileana Jiménez, Shenila […]

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academy, activism, class, disability, education, gender, labor, race, scholar & feminist

Apr 2, 2014 | 12:00PM

Gender, Labor, Healing: Irish Immigrant Experiences in 19th Century NYC

Meredith Linn

Meredith Linn, assistant professor of urban studies, shares her research into the experiences of illness, injury, and healing among 19th-century Irish immigrants in New York City. In particular, Linn explores the different kinds of injuries (and sometimes permanent scars 
and disabilities) that male and female Irish immigrants suffered in New York as a result of […]

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disability, gender, history, immigration, labor

Columbia Law School
Oct 4, 2013 | 9:00AM

Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues: Dilemmas of the Nonprofit Tradition in LGBT Politics

Over the last four decades, the formal, non-profit institutional structure has come to dominate social justice work in the US, replacing prior traditions of volunteer-led organizations, membership-based organizing and other more horizontal and participatory mechanisms of civic engagement. Nonprofit organizations have grown in part because of their designation by governments as sub-contractors for the delivery […]

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activism, class, disability, economic justice, gender, queer, race, sexuality, transgender

The Diana Center
Mar 2, 2013 | 9:00AM


LIVE-TWEETING DESCRIPTION PROGRAM VIDEOS & MORE Live-Tweeting Tweets about “#sfutopia” Participant Twitter Handles Gwendolyn Beetham @gwendolynb K. Tempest Bradford @tinytempest Melanie Cervantes @Meloniousfunk Francesca Coppa @fcoppa Design for America – Lulu Mickelson, Andrew Demas, Kendall Herman @DFAColumbia Cassie Flynn @cassie_flynn Reina Gossett @reinagossett Amber Hollibaugh – Queers for Economic Justice @Q4EJ Valery Jean @Valery_Jean Ileana […]

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activism, arts, class, democracy, disability, economic justice, film, gender, intersectionality, queer, race, scholar & feminist, sexuality, technology