#BlackDisabledLivesMatter

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June 16, 2020 | 8 PM ET
In light of the recent uprising against police brutality and systemic racism following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery, our June chat will be on the intersection of white supremacy and ableism. We strongly encourage participants to complete the recommended reading to help us answer the question: How can we, as disability activists, dismantle white supremacy?

Moderators: @librariankqm & @brealikecheese

Anonymous Posting: Sli.do, Event code: #71778

Discussion Questions:
Q1. Prior to these readings, had you encountered a direct discussion of the intersection of racism and ableism? If so, was it in LIS? #CripLib

Q2. How does white supremacy within LIS create barriers for library workers with disabilities? #CripLib

Q3. Why is it important for us as disability advocates to also address racism within LIS? #CripLib

Q4. In what ways is librarianship resistant to dismantling white supremacy and ableism? #CripLib

Q5. What strategies are you using to address white supremacy in your personal and/or professional lives? #CripLib

Recommended Readings:
Barbarin, I. (2018). Ableism is the go-to disguise for white supremacy. Too many people are falling for it. Rewire.News. https://rewire.news/article/2018/11/19/ableism-is-the-go-to-disguise-for-white-supremacy-too-many-people-are-falling-for-it/

Barbarin, I. (2020). White fragility makes calls for true disability inclusion ring hollow. CrutchesAndSpice.com. https://crutchesandspice.com/2020/02/06/white-fragility-makes-calls-for-true-disability-inclusion-ring-hollow/

Bradley, D. & Katz, S. (2020). Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray: The toll of police violence on disabled Americans. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/09/sandra-bland-eric-garner-freddie-gray-the-toll-of-police-violence-on-disabled-americans

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