Training workshop on anti-oppression and social justice (NYC)

Disabled people remain isolated and marginalized within many communities and most social justice movements. Within this training, facilitated by *Sebastian Margaret* of Access Change, we will explore what access means across the lines of disability, race, class, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and citizenship. Rooted within a frame of the necessity for economic and racial justice, this anti-oppression training brings cross-disability discrimination deliberately into the analysis.

This training will provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment to explore the reality, history, depth and material realities of Ablism; the critical importance of accessible provision and how, as a place steeped in intersections, total access broadens the mission and strengthens the movement-building we choose repeatedly to engage with. We will spend time with the social justice model of disability, its relevance to intersectional social justice work and how to integrate this knowledge into our client
interactions, mission statements, activism, outreach and organizational culture.

Who Should Attend: Staff, Board, members, volunteers and donors of social justice organizations.
When: *Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
*Where: North Star Fund Conference Room
520 8th Avenue, 22nd Floor, between 36th & 37th Streets
Closest subway is A/C/E at Penn Station
Our office and bathroom are wheelchair accessible.

*How to register:* Call Rocio at (212) 620-9110 or e-mail rocio@northstarfund.org. The workshop limit is 40 people.  *Please also send 1-2 sentence(s) about how your organization is addressing disability rights to **accesschange@riseup.net* <accesschange@riseup.net>*.*  For more information: Contact Sebastian Margaret at (505) 690-4484 or accesschange@riseup.net.

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