Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics University of Brighton
Interventions in Disability Politics
This year CAPPE is hosting a series of monthly online talks on disability politics. These will take place on Wednesday evenings 6pm-7.30pm. Please contact email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org with any accessibility requirements.
You can join this month’s talk using the Zoom link below:
Meeting ID: 858 9342 1054
Wednesday January 18th: Organising Latinx Disabled People in the USA – Lisette Torres-Gerald - National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD)
It has been over 30 years since the passage of the ADA, but it has only been within the last decade that disabled Latinxs are becoming more visible and demanding disability justice. According to a 2016 national telephone survey conducted by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)https://disabilitycompendium.org/sites/default/files/user-uploads/Compendium_2017_Final.pdf, 61 million adults identified as having some type of disability, which means that 1 out of 4 people have a disability in the U.S. When we look at the 2010 census, 1 out of 6 people are Latina/o. Looking at the BRFSS data from 2016 to 2018 and comparing the Latino population with the rest of the country, there are now 11.8 million Latinas/os who identify with some type of disability— the two most frequent disability types being mobility impairments (15.5%) and cognitive impairments (13.3%). Although both the number of Latinxs, people with disabilities, and disabled Latinxs are increasing, we have yet to unify and position ourselves and leverage our power in the public and private sectors.
Within this context, the National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD) has emerged as the first national organization whose sole mission is “to affirm, celebrate, and collectively uplift Latinxs with dis/abilities through community building, advocacy, protection of rights, resources, and education.” In this webinar hosted by the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics: Interventions in Disability Politics, we will discuss the purpose and goals of CNLD, its growing pains, its importance within the current U.S. sociopolitical climate, and the intersection of Latinidad, language, and disability identity.
The seminar will be captioned, but if you have any further access needs for online presentations please contact email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org