DISABILITY JUSTICE 101
READ & WATCH
"Crip Camp" is a documentary about a summer camp for teenagers with disabilities that inspired a generation of activists to fight for disability rights and social justice in the United States.
Access Intimacy, Interdependence and Disability Justice
"Access Intimacy, Interdependence and Disability Justice" is an essay by Mia Mingus that explores the concept of "access intimacy", the feeling of trust and safety that comes from being able to fully access one's environment and experiences for disabled folks.
"Disability Visibility" features essays by disabled writers, activists, and artists. It aims to challenge and change societal perceptions of disability, and promote equity for people with disabilities.
Changing the Framework: Disability Justice
Originally published under the RESIST Newsletter, this article by Mia Mingus encourages folks in the community to reframe how they perceive and work with disability justice, through lens of interconnectedness.
"Being Heumann" is a memoir by Judith Heumann, a disability rights activist who has been at the forefront of the disability rights movement for over four decades and her personal experiences growing up with polio.
Skin, Tooth, and Bone: The Basis of Movement is Our People (2nd ed.)
"Skin, Tooth, and Bone" is a book about the body's role in traditional Japanese dance. The book provides perspective on the body in motion.
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice
"Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice" is a book by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha that explores the intersections of disability justice, care work, and radical politics. The author writes from her experiences as a disabled person of color.
The Disabled List
The Disabled List is a disability-led organization that engages in disability as a creative practice. They ask, “instead of trying to make them like us, how could we be doing things differently?”