Organizer's Forum

Non-Black Disability Allyship with BLM

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Organizer’s Forum: NO CALL IN JUNE! ?

Next call: Tuesday, July 19th

Topic: Non-Black Disability Allyship with Black Lives Matter

  • Tuesday, July 19th, 1-2 pm Eastern time, 12-1 Central time, 11-12 Mountain time, 10-11 am Pacific time
  • Call in number: 1-712-832-8310
  • Code: 125175#

On this call, we’ll talk about why and how non-black people with disabilities and disability organizations can fight back against police shootings of black people (with and without disabilities) and support black-led efforts.

  • Why we need to talk about Black Lives Matter
  • Why it’s important to tie in with disability… AND be allies to black people without disabilities too
  • How to go about being allies
  • How to get our organizations to take action

To give you an idea of who joins our calls, if you are interested in joining on Tuesday, please fill out this quick form!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHAxWEV5Y3h3MUtrcW1LYXhTcjZyYUE6MQ

CART: The call will have real-time captioning (CART)! The website where you will be able to view the captioning is https://2020captioning.1capapp.com.

Username: forum. Password: forum.

Thank you to the National Disability Leadership Alliance for sponsoring the captioning of this call.

** If you need additional accommodations to participate in the call, please let us know as soon as possible.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Organizer’s Forum has a call on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 1-2 pm EST (10-11 am PST).

NOTE: We have a listserv for discussion on these issues. It’s organizersforum@yahoogroups.com; please go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/organizersforum/ and click “Join this group!” We also have our separate announcement-only listserv to allow everyone to easily get notices about the Organizer’s Forum, called disabilityorganizing@googlegroups.com. Please email us to be added.

We also have a facebook page! We can use this is a way to continue conversation beyond the monthly calls. Please “like” Organizer’s Forum on facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?cropsuccess&id=680444432#!/pages/Organizers-Forum/228971863811531?sk=info

Background

The Organizing Workgroup of the National Disability Leadership Alliance hosts these calls the third Tuesday of every month as a resource for disability organizers, in an effort toward building the organizing capacity of the disability community across the country. They generally follow the format of a Welcome followed by 2-3 experts in a given area speaking for a few minutes on their experiences, advice and challenges. The calls include a 20-30 minute question and answer period.

To ask questions via CART: Sign-in to the Chat function on the right side of the transcript and type your question. One of the call facilitators will read out any questions posted there.
Because we want to maximize the generously donated CART services, we will begin the call promptly at 1pm and end the call promptly at 2pm (eastern time). A few other reminders about call etiquette:

  • Say your name before each time you speak
  • Speak one at a time
  • Speak slowly and as clearly as possible

So you can mark your calendars now, Organizer’s Forums are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. If you have suggestions for call topics or presenters for upcoming topics, please email them to jlehman7@gmail.com or dcoleman@cdrnys.org.

Because we want to maximize the generously donated CART services, we will begin the call promptly at 1 pm and end the call promptly at 2 pm (eastern time).

Looking forward to talking with you all!

Jessica Lehman and Diane Coleman
Co-Chairs, National Organizing Workgroup