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Saturday, June 16 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Piss on Pity: Radically Uprooting the Culture of Ableism

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Imagine there are 3 types of people: 1) the temporarily abled, 2) those with disabilities, and 3) those in denial. No one is exempt from eventual disability. Yet disability is not the problem, ableism is. Let’s examine our perspectives and transform the ableist lens into a more constructive, inclusive reality, not out of guilt or pity, but because inclusiveness makes our movements stronger.


Hong Gwi-Seok

Advocates for Baba Baxter
Gwi-Seok is a mother, grandmother, activist, and poet. She actively mentors and is mentored by members of several generations.

Baba Baxter Jones

Advocates for Baba Baxter
Baba Baxter Jones is a Native Detroiter born and raised during the Baby Boomer generation. He is a survivor of Traumatic Brain, PTSD, Spinal Cord injuries, and Chronic Pain/Debilitation. Baba uses a wheelchair and other assistive technology devices for his mobility. He fights for... Read More →

Saturday June 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT