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REAL announces Disability Culture and Justice Leadership Institute in the fall, applications are open now

Graphic of DACP banner

Above is the Disability Art and Culture Project Banner

Disability Art & Culture Projects' Reject Economic Ableist Limits announces
Disability Culture and Justice Leadership Institute for fall start

The Disability Art & Culture Project’s (DACP) Reject Economic Ableist Limits (REAL) group has announced that the Disability Culture and Justice Leadership Institute will be held this fall and applications are now being taken. Applications may be downloaded from the DACP website and need to be submitted by the deadline of midnight, August 7, 2017.

The intent of the Institute is to build power in disability communities by bringing together disability leaders and creating a collective home where disability voices come first. The cross disability and intersectional Institute will be based on the principles of Disability Justice. It is envisioned that through this training, leaders will gain skills and knowledge in accessible organizing while everyone learns 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. Leaders will participate in interactive training sessions featuring:

  • disability culture and art
  • race, racism
  • intersectionality
  • using relational access and engagement of our bodies for liberation
  • capitalism
  • policy change
  • internalized oppression and truth-telling

Leaders will utilize these concepts to tackle real-world issues through action oriented community building and activism. The vision is to build a statewide Disability Justice Coalition to address institutional ableism and demand change. More information about the institute is available on its website.

Graphic of REEL members showing unity

Members of Disability Art & Culture Project’s (DACP)
Reject Economic Ableist Limits (REAL)
group showing unity in photo above.