Ableism is deeply connected to other forms of oppression, including racism, hetero-patriarchy, and classism. To quote one of our plenary speakers, Talila Lewis, “All oppression is based on the idea of normalization.” As a collective that strives to bring liberation into being through our practices, we seek to make our conference differently accessible as our community members need it to be.
The conference will have translation and deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) assistance. There will be rooms available for prayer, nursing, quiet space, and a healing space. More information at our venue, the University of Minnesota, is available here.
If you have other needs we encourage you to be in touch with us. We welcome the expressions of those needs, and we will do our best to accommodate various needs. As Dr. Lewis reminds us, to express our needs is to offer a gift, the gift of accountability. Conference attendees can follow the registration link here, which includes an opportunity to communicate needs for the conference. Accessibility questions can also be directed to Thomas Nikundiwe (firstname.lastname@example.org).