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US Gender & Disability Justice Alliance

The Alliance’s recent Convening showcased a commitment to accessibility, evident in their comprehensive, clear, and accessible processes. Advocacy efforts during the event ranged from lobbying senators on issues of sexual and reproductive healthcare and home and community-based services to fostering cross-disability and cross-movement solidarity. The experience underscored the urgent need for systemic change in areas like healthcare, travel, and community support to combat ableism and oppression effectively.

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Calling Up in Community

Discover the empowering journey of a community as they courageously cut ties with an event due to its upholding white supremacy culture. Through the application of restorative justice principles and a transparent “call-up” process, this transformative narrative of accountability, learning, and the unwavering commitment to creating safe and inclusive spaces.

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Collaborative Spoonie Model

Collaborative Spoonie Model is an original OFC framework applying the social model of disability and spoon theory to the Holacratic working method.  This model centers members’ wellbeing, wherein they only share what is within their energy to offer. In collaborative social justice projects, prioritizing well-being, guided by the 10 principles of disability justice, ensures sustainable movement building by respecting diverse energy levels and fostering an inclusive environment.

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Principles of Disability Justice

Disability justice is a framework and movement that seeks to address and rectify the systemic injustices and inequalities that people with disabilities face. It is important to understand the core tenets of disability justice to support and advocate for the rights and well-being of individuals with disabilities. 

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Calling Up You Get Involved

Get Involved with Calling Up Justice

Are you looking for ways to get involved with us? SKILL. You might not be able to attend meetings regularly but can work on a specific project. MONEY. You might not be able to offer time or labor, but can invest so we have what we need to survive and thrive within Capitalism.

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Hybrid Justice Conversations

This is a once a month event is hosted by BPOC.  The space is meant to hold space for abolitionist workers, community organizers, and social justice producers. They invited members of the One Free Community People of the Global Majority (aka BIPOC) affinity group to join in the first hybrid meeting!

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Every 28 Hours Plays & Free Palestine

Every 28 Hours Plays Palestine Action

Every 28 Hours Plays podcast was recorded by Calling Up Justice and edited by Gifted Sounds. Reading of Equal Parts by Jake Margolin features verbatim text from Ferguson residents who were helped by Palestinians during the uprising following the extrajudicial killing of Michael Brown by officers of the state. The discussion touches on the Black Lives matter movement, racial and ethnic justice, resisting genocide, the power of theater and how our movements are connected.

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Out in Tech DFW Presents: Stereotypes Don't Define Me

Requesting Accessibility for Out-In-Tech local event

Organizations striving for queer inclusion should strive to minimize access frictions for disabled community members. In-person events that include information about accessibility and organizer’s desires and expectations for the event allows for more informed decisions. By requesting attendees wear masks, we are being more inclusive of disabled & immunocompromised members of our queer community as we continue to navigate surviving an ongoing pandemic.

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Jesenia’s Quarantine Residency Experience

This residency is offered by Calling Up Justice and was a wonderful opportunity to learn from Claudia Alick, a disabled artist, activist, and social justice producer who understands the value of collaboration in both the digital and physical realms. The importance of such residencies cannot be overstated, as they provide an exceptional platform for artists to unite, learn, and nurture their creativity. 

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