Wise Webinar a Day Series:
Disability Justice 101 for Navigating Turbulent Times with ChrisTiana ObeySumner
Please join us on Tuesday, June 9th for our webinar, “Disability Justice 101 for Navigating Turbulent Times” with ChrisTiana ObeySumner.
This session will outline disability justice and discuss the current and potential intersectional impacts on disabled Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and trans and non-binary folks. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of the differences and connections between disability rights (ADA) and disability justice, and provide interpersonal information and tools on how to support clients, current and future employees, and peers. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to sharpen their analysis on these topics.
Learning Objectives (Info, tools, and skills attendees will receive):
- How to best navigate barriers to employment for disabled folks/People with disabilities in current times
- High-level understanding of disability justice, and how to be an ally in these times
- Tools and tips for supporting, amplifying, and affirming current or potential disabled employees/ employees with disabilities
- Strategies and best practices for addressing organizational gaps
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There are no refunds for those that do not attend the scheduled webinar. If you do miss the webinar, we will provide you with a code to access the next webinar free.
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My name is ChrisTiana ObeySumner, and my pronouns are them/they. I am a Black and Indigenous, Queer, Non-Binary, and Multiply disabled person. I am the CEO of Epiphanies of Equity LLC, a social equity consulting firm that particularly specializes in social change, intersectionality, antiracism, and disability justice.
For almost two decades, I’ve dedicated my life and career to amplifying the importance of social equity — particularly narrative identity development and its role in cultural humility and allyship, bringing awareness to the lived experience of racialized ableism and externalizing antiblackness, and dismantling the psychosocial paradigms that underlie social injustice and inaction. On my off-time, I love reading, watching pro-wrestling, and spending hours staring at stimming YouTube videos of marble runs and recipe videos.