Common Spaces Northwest is a gathering for those interested or involved in various social or environmental justice issues to come together to discover commonalities, share ideas, and learn through one another. It is being organized by a collection of organizations and individuals from around Seattle who are interested in a wide range of issues, from labor rights to food justice to race and gender issues. Common Spaces will take the form of a three-day series of activities, on April 21st through 23rd, at the University of Washington Seattle campus.
Click below for the schedule of events:
For more info on the other events during CSNW (also for the full schedule in which you can actually read the descriptions 🙂 ): http://commonspacesnw.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/april-21st-22nd-23rd/
Selecting Society: Disability Issues and Intersectionality
Thursday, April 21 · 5:00pm – 7:00pm CHID Lounge (Padelford Hall @UW)
This workshop will present disability as a social construct, differentiating between the medical and social models of disability. We will explore the history of the disability rights and eugenics movements, and discuss intersectionalities of disability and other social groups, the future of disability rights, and the implications of current “eugenic” practices.