Symposium: Reclaiming Disability Justice
Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1
About the Symposium
Panelists, community members, advocates, and activists will: discuss the origins and goals of disability justice, including its intended focus on the lives and experiences of people of color with disabilities and disabled people with multi-marginalized identities; explore disability justice’s relationship to incarceration, reproductive justice, and environmental justice; and discuss how to ensure that advocates and proponents of disability justice are working to make its goals concrete, particularly in the lives of multi-marginalized people with disabilities.
For those who are familiar with Brooklyn Law School’s Disability and Civil Rights Annual Roundtable, this is a reimagining of that event. Individuals with disabilities, legal advocates, family members, community organizations, and government entities are encouraged to attend.
This event is co-sponsored by:
- Brooklyn Law School’s Disability and Civil Rights Clinic
- Brooklyn Law School's Center for Health, Science & Public Policy
- New York Law School’s Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic
- New York Law School’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- New York Law School's Wilf Impact Center for Public Interest Law.
Masks and proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours of event are required for all in-person attendees.
This event is free and open to the public.
New York Law School will be administering CLE credit, pending approval.
Friday, March 31 (Day 1)
10:00 a.m.: Welcoming/Opening remarks
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Panel 1: Defining Disability Justice
12 to 1 p.m.: Lunch
1 to 2:30 p.m.: Panel 2: Disability Justice in Carceral Spaces
3 to 4:30 p.m.: Panel 3: Disability Justice, Sexual Freedom, and the Right to Family
Saturday, April 1 (Day 2)
10 to 11:30 a.m.: Panel 4: Ableism and Environmental Justice
12 to 1:30 p.m.: Panel 5: Linking the Theory and Practice of Disability Justice
Please RSVP by Friday, March 24.
For general inquiries, contact Haley Markham at New York Law School at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let Haley know your accessibility needs.