Moving Toward a Disability Justice Revolution with Sarah Jama


Unfortunately, due to safety concerns as a result of severe weather conditions, the 2019 Hancock Lecture scheduled for Feb 6 at 7pm has been postponed.  We will announce a new date for Sarah Jama's talk “Moving Toward a Disability Justice Revolution” very shortly. We regret this inconvenience, but we feel it is in the best interests of all. Please be on the lookout for an email announcing the new date for the presentation of this very important event. If you are unable to attend on the new date, ticket refunds will be arranged.  

New date to be announced

Until the great mass of people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained
— Helen Keller

In Canada, people with disabilities are consistently told, explicitly and implicitly, that we do not have the right to exist freely. In this lecture, Sarah Jama will discuss the ways the "disabled body" and "disabled mind” is treated through consumerist understandings in order to uphold every existing oppressive structure in our society.  Sarah will discuss the history of the disability justice movement in Canada and the USA, unpack themes around global capitalism, the historical links between colonialism and ableism, and discuss how to build a world that truly uplifts the rights of people with disabilities. Lastly, she'll walk you through her journey as an organizer, and the steps she has taken towards building inclusive movements. The answer to a better world is a revolution that centres disability justice.