Disability Pride Week May 21-15, 2012

Disability Pride Week May 21-15, 2012

The ASUW Student Disability Commission presents: “Disability Pride Week” Come celebrate disability culture and pride! Join us for the following events:

Disability Pride Week

MON MAY 21
Kick-Off Event (featuring a performance by King Khazm) @ Red Square, 12-1PM.  Come join us on Red Square to kick off Disability Pride Week!

We will be recreationally tabling (come learn more about the Student Disability Commission (SDC), the Disability Advocacy Student Alliance (DASA), and the up-coming D Center – a cultural center for the disability and d/Deaf communities that will be opening in the bottom of Mary Gates Hall in the Fall!). Stop by on your way to/from class, or just come hang out! This event will also feature a performance* by local activist and hip-hop artist King Khazm! *the performance will be from approximately 12:15-12:40pm

Sexability Workshop by Babeland @ Parrington 309, 5:30-7:30PM. Find out how sexuality and intimacy are available to everyone regardless of ability. Babeland is the famously friendly, woman-owned sex toy shop in Seattle staffed entirely by Sex Educators.

TUES MAY 22
Disability & Sexuality FemSpace @ Savery 151, 4-5PM

WED MAY 23
Disability Justice: Intersectionality and Grassroots Organizing @ Condon 110A, 5:30-7PM. Come join the Disability Justice Collective in an engaging discussion about activism and radical organizing at the intersections! We will be discussing the unique challenges and opportunities for those experiencing “multiple marginalities” in society; that is, those who identify as disabled AND queer/transgendered, poor, and people of color. Find out who the DJC is, what kind of disability justice movement we want to create in Seattle, and who we seek as allies in our quest for liberation. This will be an interactive workshop, so come prepared to discuss scenarios related to access, collaboration, community building, and tensions related to claiming multiple identities that seek justice.

THURS MAY 24
Cripping Culture Poetry Night @ Parnassus, 6-7:30PM. As part of Disability Pride Week (May 21st – May 24th) the SDC is holding an open mic performance and art showcase. Come join us in building community and a space for our voices. This is an event to celebrate our disability communities, so we invite everyone to come and share their stories, songs, poetry, and art!

Social Gathering/Reception @ Schultzy’s, 8PM           

FRI MAY 25
ASL Club’s 1st Annual Performance Night @ Savery 264, 6PM

ACCESSIBILITY: These events will be wheelchair accessible. ASL/CART available upon request (see DSO contact information below). We also ask that event participants avoid using fragrances to so people with chemical sensitivities can attend. For more information on how to be fragrance free for people with environmental illness or MCS, please reference this: http://www.peggymunson.com/mcs/fragrancefree.html

For other access requirements, please contact the Disability Services Office: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or email dso@u.washington.edu

Co-sponsors/Supporters: AccessSTEM, Queer Student Commission (QSC), Rainy Dawg Radio, Seattle Disability Justice Collective, Manic Mouth Congress, Disability Advocacy Student Alliance, UW ASL Club

QUESTIONS? CONCERNS? want to VOLUNTEER? or perform in the poetry event? Please email Ann Luetzow at asuwswdc@uw.edu!