For Grantmakers: Intersections between Race, Justice and Disability

Published on May 12, 2011

Please join us on May 12th for a briefing for grantmakers about the emerging framework of Disability Justice as central to the success of our broader social justice movements.  No longer accepting disability within a framework of “individual” struggle, Disability Justice activists address disability within a broader social context that includes race, class and sexuality.

USA- California- San Francisco

An emerging Disability Justice framework provides us the opportunity to learn how disability is interconnected with every other issue, and how our movements can become inclusive and sustainable for all people, of all abilities and identities. We will hear from three visionary activists at the leading edge of Disability Justice.

“People living with a disability may be inconvenienced by living with an impairment, but what oppresses us is the systemic prejudice, discrimination, segregation and violence we face because we do not fall within a perceived ‘norm’.” — Patty Berne, Director Sins Invalid

Sponsors: Aepoch Fund, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Common Counsel Foundation

Register HERE


Thursday, May 12, 2011
2 pm – 3 pm EST / 11 am – 12 pm PST
Register HERE

When you register, you will receive a call-in number and unique pin number to access the call through Maestro Conference. You will receive additional visual materials via email.


Patty Berne, co-founder and director, Sins Invalid, San Francisco, CA
Stacey Milbern, community outreach director, National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN), Raleigh, NC

Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz, co-founder, intersections/intersecciones consulting, Silver Spring, MD

Moderator: Zak Sinclair, Aepoch Fund, San Francisco, CA

Please contact with any questions.