September 29, 2021
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Keynote: Unmasking Ableism, Exposing Eugenics, and Building Cross-Community Solidarity & Power
The maintenance of settler-colonial states requires a comprehensive, nimble, and timeless approach that prioritizes, normalizes and obscures ableism and eugenics. Uncovering tangled hierarchies that connect enslavement, circuses, hospitals, zoos, prisons, shelters, and more, help us discover the many shapes and illogics these forces take and reveal opportunities for intra-community, cross-community, and cross-movement healing and solidarity. Talila Lewis will recontextualize ableism as a form of oppression that is experienced by all marginalized people and offer a unique perspective on the deep interconnectedness of struggles for liberation of all oppressed people and communities.