Disability & Intersectionality Summit
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
The Nonprofit Center
89 South Street, Boston MA, 02111
The Disability & Intersectionality Summit will feature disabled presenters of multiply oppressed identities to educate, share, and inform a community-wide audience of a lived intersectionality disability experience.
The event will kick-off with Heather Watkins as our keynote speaker whose talk is entitled "Have Cane will Strut to the New Normalcy of Disability Activism."
This summit will encourage every level of disability activists, students, educators, and community members to raise the consciousness of our inter-sectional identities in all of our lives.
Heather Watkins: "Have Cane Will Strut to The New Normalcy of Disability Activism", Keynote Speaker
Heather will lead us in her own narrative and lived experiences of being a black disabled woman. Heather's own experiences of going from embarrassment to encompassing The New Normalcy of her disability, and disability activism will serve as the opening remarks of the inaugural Disability & Intersectionality Summit. Heather is a writer, disability advocate, mother, graduate of Emerson College, and resident of Boston, MA. Heather serves on the Board of Directors at the Disability Policy Consortium, and is a fierce voice among her Boston neighbors. Find more of her writings at: https://slowwalkersseemore.wordpress.com/
Follow Heather on twitter: @hwatkins927
Donation by Corbett OToole
Corbett OToole has generously offered to donate one of her quilts to serve as a backdrop for speakers presenting. It can be seen here: http://www.corbettotoole.com/artist/artist-quilts/disabled-women-of-color-quilt/ She will also be serving as one of the judges for the art exhibit as well.