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REAL announces the 2018-2019 Disability Culture and Justice Leadership Institute to begin in October

REAL photo of group

Above is a group photo at a REAL:Reject Economic Ableist Limits session.

REAL announces the 2018-2019 Disability Culture
and Justice Leadership Institute to begin in October

REAL:Reject Economic Ableist Limits reports that the second Disability Culture and Justice Leadership Institute is slated to start on October 6 and continue to December 8.

The sessions will be from 1 to 5 p.m. and applications may be submitted now until Saturday, September 15. The application may be downloaded and emailed to disabilityartculture@gmail.com.

The intent of the Institute is to build power in disability communities by bringing together disability leaders and creating a collective home where our voices come first. Our cross disability and intersectional Institute will be based on the principles of Disability Justice. We envision that through this training, leaders will gain skills and knowledge in accessible organizing while we learn from each other. REAL [] is prioritizing the following identities to make up its cohort of leaders: 50 percent BIPOC, 50 percent Queer and 100 percent Disabled.

REAL:Reject Economic Ableist Limits is a project of the Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP). It promotes economic justice and advances disability justice by addressing systemic barriers to employment, fostering cross-disability leadership, and building partnerships. REAL prioritizes voices of disabled people with our multiple identities, who experience the brunt of such injustice. REAL’s vision is to build a statewide Disability Justice Coalition to address institutional ableism and demand change.