HSABC & BCPRC: Anti-Oppression Workshop Series - Disability Justice

November 2, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

HSABC and BCPRC: Anti Oppression Workshop Series 

Homelessness Services Association of BC and BC Poverty Reduction Coalition are proud to present, with generous funding from the City of Vancouver, a 5 workshop series on Anti-Oppression. Through these workshops we will explore the concepts of anti-oppression and the intersections that weave throughout the landscape. Through education, discussion, and exploration we aim to create a more inclusive, and less oppressive world. 


Workshop 2: Disability Justice - Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods 

Disability Justice is a movement started by and meant to center disabled, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, 2SLGBTQIA+ people. Ableism encourages the centering of “normal” and “productive” and devalues disabled bodies, brains, and senses, seeing them as “invalid”, “unnatural”, and “unworthy”, leading to exclusion and oppression. Disability Justice works to move away from segregation, isolation, and ableism and move towards accessibility, equity connection, and interdependence.

Disability justice is an ongoing practice that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and sees us as whole beings with differing strengths and needs. Disability justice challenges the ways we think about, and label, bodies/minds/senses. To learn more about the work that CAN is doing please visit their website. https://www.canbc.org/