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Keynote: Lydia X Z. Brown

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Lydia X. Z. Brown speaks to the intersections of reckoning with oppressive systems and cultural and medical institutions that have perpetuated eugenic legacies, while also exploring the liberatory practices and movements that confront and transform these systems and institutions to incite new futures. 


  • Lydia X. Z. Brown

    Lydia X. Z. Brown is an advocate, organizer, attorney, strategist, and writer whose work focuses on interpersonal and state violence against disabled people at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, faith, language, and nation. They are adjunct lecturer and core faculty in Georgetown’s Disability Studies Program, and adjunct professorial lecturer in American University’s Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies. Lydia founded the Fund for Community Reparations for Autistic People of Color’s Interdependence, Survival, and Empowerment, and they are creating Disability Justice Wisdom Tarot. Often, their most important work has no title, job description, or funding, and probably never will.