Black Disabled Lives Matter:
Infusing Disability Justice in the Liberation Movement
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm
This workshop will provide an overview of important concepts regarding the intersection of disability and racial justice and their inclusion in social equity work. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how to apply these principles and receive tools for moving forward on their equity journey more effectively.
ChrisTiana ObeySumner (them/they)
I am a Black/Indigenous, Queer, Non-Binary, and Multiply Disabled person. I am a community organizer and activist, and CEO of Epiphanies of Equity LLC, a social equity consulting firm that particularly specializes in social change, intersectionality, antiracism, and disability justice.
For almost two decades, I've dedicated my life and career to amplifying the importance of social equity—particularly narrative identity development and its role in cultural humility and allyship, bringing awareness to the lived experience of racialized ableism and externalizing anti-blackness, and dismantling the psychosocial paradigms that underlie social injustice and inaction. On my off-time, I love reading, watching pro-wrestling, and spending hours staring at stimming YouTube videos of marble runs and recipe videos.