Disability Justice Discussion Group - University of Toronto, Organized by Students For Barrier-Free Access (SBA)

Disability Justice Discussion Group - Rescheduled for Tuesday February 5th, 2019

** This event was originally scheduled for Tuesday January 22, 2019, and is being rescheduled for February 5th. We apologize for any inconvenience. **

Join Students for Barrier-free Access for the first meeting of our Disability Justice Discussion Group. This is an opportunity for our community to engage in discussions about what disability justice means to them, and what it looks like in practice. Best of all, there are no required readings!

At our first meeting we will come up with a shared list of community guidelines, watch a short video together and discuss the following questions:

1. What is disability justice?
2. What does disability justice mean to you?
3. What is the starting point or premise of disability rights, versus disability justice?
4. Are they fundamentally different? Can they be reconciled?
5. What narratives are missing or invisibilized under disability rights?

We recognize that people contribute to conversations in many different ways and there is no expectation that Discussion Group participants engage verbally. Participating through writing, art, and silently sharing space with everyone are all very welcome.

Date: Tuesday February 5, 2019

Time: 5pm-7pm

Location: SBA Centre, 215 Huron Street, Suite 924 on the 9th floor

Access Info:

The SBA Centre is an accessible space. Accessible all-gender single stall washrooms are located on the same floor as the SBA Centre.

Please arrive to the event fragrance free.

Snacks, including vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

SBA is a non-profit, University of Toronto student-levy organization that advocates for equity, access, and the rights of disabled students and supports more generally, the greater disability community. SBA and its allies work towards eliminating physical, informational, and attitudinal barriers on campus and in the wider community.