May 6, 2013

Broken Bodies, Brainwash Ph.Ds. PBP: Police Brutality Profiling

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Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/368280173281361/?fref=ts

The ASUW Student Disability Commission and the D Center at the University of Washington presents “Broken Bodies, Brainwash Ph.Ds. PBP: Police Brutality Profiling”.

The event is FREE and open to the community. No identification of any kind is needed to attend.

This workshop will focus on how we learn about police brutality against people with disabilities from the streets to organizations to the media to higher education and what it looks like from these avenues and who is speaking and who is not speaking. Activist and recent graduate student Gioioa von Disterlo and disabled activist/cultural worker, Leroy Moore team up to present their work on the issue of police brutality against people with disabilities and how we learn about it in and outside of academic walls, in the community and in non-profit organizations. They will be looking through these multi lenses to get back to the individual and the perception of disability in our community all the way up to higher education including media and in non-profit industrial complex. The workshop will be a mixture of multi-media, critical thinking, poetry, song and exercises.

Friday May 10th from 5:00 to 7:30.
Location: The Ethnic Cultural Center, the Black room (located at 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE across the street from the pink building)

DIRECTIONS

The Ethnic Cultural center is located at 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, on Brooklyn Ave NE and NE 40th St.

Closest bus lines are as follows:

30, 71, 72, 73, 74, 83 (stops at NE Campus Parkway & Brooklyn Ave NE)

25, 30, 49, 65, 67, 68, 70, 75, 372 (stops at NE Campus Parkway & University Way NE)

31, 32, 49, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 83, 372 (stops at NE Campus Parkway & 12th Ave NE)

Planned route schedules for King County Metro can be searched via their website: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/cgi-bin/sched_page.pl

ACCESSIBILITY

The ECC itself is not scent free but we are asking people to refrain from wearing fragrances or essential oils the day of the event. We ask that everyone do this so that folks with MCS and chemical injury are able to attend the event. Smokers should wash their hands and mouths with baking soda before the event. We will provide baking soda and scent free soap on site.

Folks who arrive heavily scented and cannot wash off the scent with baking soda will be asked to leave.

To learn more about MCS and being fragrance free check out the following resources:

http://www.peggymunson.com/mcs/fragrancefree.html

http://www.brownstargirl.org/1/post/2012/03/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15.html

http://billierain.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/MCS-ACCESSIBILITY-BASICS.pdf

The front entrance is ADA wheelchair accessible and is located on Brooklyn AVE NE and NE 40th Street. The event space is located on the second floor, which can be accessed by chair accessible elevators located on the left side, near the entrance lobby area.

The event will be American Sign Language interpreted.

The event will also be CART captioned.

There are three bathrooms near the event space, one of which is a non-gendered single lock stall with a changing station. Both of the gendered bathrooms also have chair accessible stalls and changing stations.

There will be no soft seating in the event space itself.

The space itself has natural lighting and uses non-fluorescent lights.

Photos will be taken at the event by a community member, no flash will be used.

Free childcare will be provided, just email asuwswdc@uw.edu with names, ages and access needs of each child.

COLLECTIVE ACCESS + SPACE GUIDELINES

Do not take flash photography at the event

Do not wear fragrances or essential oils on the day of the event

Don’t assume peoples gender and always ask for pronouns! (And remember to ask for peoples pronouns if you meet them again outside of the space)

Don’t make assumptions about what other folk’s access needs are

If people who you are sharing the space with disclose personal information, keep it confidential to the space

Always ask permission before touching or hugging other folks (even if you have an established relationship of touching its always important to ask)!

Be mindful of language and be receptive and calm if folks tell you language you are using is hurtful and oppressive

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Contact asuwswdc@uw.edu if you are interested in Skyping into the event or have questions and/or concerns about any part of this event.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions on how to contribute to the accessibility of this space!

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