6 of us gathered at someone’s home, with one person connecting in via video chat, to have a conversation about disabled access to the movement.
Bouncing off of “A Nervous Wreck’s Disabled Guide to Stepping Up,” by Madison Mahdia Lynn, we did an exercise together to map our skills, our limitations, communities we want to support, and communities we are connected to. Looking at our maps, we tried to recognize and articulate what we are already doing and create new frameworks for further action.
We discussed the fact that many people seem to be thinking of mass protests as “the movement,” seemingly without any understanding of what movement organizing is, and the long-term relationship building that creates a movement.
We asked “What is THE MOVEMENT, anyway?” When social justice groups aren’t talking about disability or connecting with disability justice, are we part of the same movement?