Active Allyship: Disability, Ableism, and Access
What models do we have for understanding disability? What can we learn about ableism and access from our movements for racial, economic, gender, and sexual justice—as well as disability rights and justice? How might we practice interdependence and collective care? Please join Lezlie Frye for the next session of Active Allyship. Together we will explore our individual and collective relationships to disability, identify how ableism shows up in our lives, and begin to unpack practical ways to partner with individuals with disabilities in creating transformative social change.
Lezlie Frye is an educator, yoga and meditation teacher, and performance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is committed to slowing down, making room, and holding space for all of the communities and movements she holds dear. Frye works closely with leaders of social justice movements to find ways to transform how we do the work we do; to support sustainable practices of self- and community-care; and to integrate a deeper understanding of dis/ability into social justice analyses and practice. Frye aims to address intersecting forms of oppression and to teach embodied resistance from the heart. Drawing on yoga, movement work and performance, she teaches classes and facilitates workshops around the country. Frye was a company member of GIMP, a NY-based interdisciplinary dance project. She was a collective member of SINS Invalid, a San Francisco-based artist’s collective exploring dis/abled sexuality and culminating with annual performances. She is currently a doctoral student in the American Studies Program, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, at New York University. Her dissertation, titled “Transformations in State Care: Tracing the Nexus of Race, Capacity, and Gender from the 1970s to the Present,” tracks the process by which the discourses and regulatory projects of gender, race, and capacity become fundamentally intertwined over the last four decades, primarily though practices of social reproduction and care.
Registration is required: tinyurl.com/activeallyship.
Active Allyship is an educational series focused on how to develop tools to be a better ally. Learn ways to be an ally around ability, race, gender and gender identity, spirituality, sexuality, as well as being an ally to yourself. We encourage you to attend multiple workshops.
Location: Frist Campus Center, Room 309
Date/Time: 03/07/14 at 1:30 pm - 03/07/14 at 3:30 pm
Sponsored by the LGBT Center in collaboration with Butler College, Carl A. Fields Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Forbes College, Mathey College, the Office of Disability Services, Office of Religious Life, Rockefeller College, Whitman College, Wilson College, and the Women’s Center
Department: Intersecting Queer Identities