Events for Academic Year 2021-2022
Montclair Disability Pride Parade
Walk, Roll, and Rally with Disability Activist, families, friends, and allies!
Date: Sunday, May 1st (Rain Date: Saturday, May 7th)
Location: Heningburg Field in Montclair
(Located at the cross street of Chestnut St. and Midland Ave.)
“Brown Bag” Series: Critical Conversations on Disability & Ableism
Join us monthly for Critical Conversations on Disability and Activism.
April Topic: TBA
Zoom Link: https://montclair.zoom.us/j/82105242680
A Semester of Audio Description
A semester of Audio Description is part of the Accessible Media Initiatives. Several events will be offered this semester including a lecture by Sight Unseen author, Georgina Kleege, movie viewings with open audio description, and a workshop by Nefertiti Matos Olivares, an expert on cultural accessibility and audio description.
All events are free and open to the public. Click on flyer PDF for various event dates/times.
For more information about each event, you can contact Dr. María José García-Vizcaíno at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973 655 7507
“Pursuing Disability Justice at Montclair State University”: 2020 Social Justice Conference at Montclair State University
Abstract: This workshop provides a brief critical historical overview of the institutional place of disability at MSU. We will compare and contrast the institution’s historical and present stance toward disabled people as minoritized communities with the institution’s past and present stances toward other historically minoritized communities (e.g., women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, etc.). In so doing, we briefly review the progressive initiatives and achievements of rights-based movements historically, and also explore the limitations of rights-based movements for systemic change. We propose justice movements (as opposed to rights-based movements) as more promising possibilities for structural institutional and cultural change moving forward. We close by introducing two new initiatives on campus (The Disability Caucus and a new student DREAM chapter), and invite the open discussion of ways that these two new fora might serve to work both together and with other justice initiatives on campus toward a more inclusive campus community.
People who attend the workshop may expect the first half to consist of a lecture overview of the information summarized above. The second half will include open discussion with people who attend, discussing and brainstorming initiatives that these new organizations and their affiliates may pursue on campus, including potential collaborations with other existing justice organizations.
Here is a recording of our presentation.