Symposium: Reclaiming Disability Justice

March 2023

fri31marsat01aprSymposium: Reclaiming Disability Justice

Event Details

Friday, March 31, 2023
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. EST

Saturday, April 1, 2023
10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. EST

Day 1:
10:00 a.m. • Welcome/opening remarks
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. • Panel 1: Defining Disability Justice
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. • Lunch
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. • Panel 2: Disability Justice in Carceral Spaces
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. • Panel 3: Disability Justice, Sexual Freedom, and the Right to Family
Day 2:
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • Panel 4: Ableism and Environmental Justice
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. • Panel 5: Linking the Theory and Practice of Disability Justice

In-person and Zoom. Details about Zoom access are forthcoming.

New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Lunch will be provided in the Fifth Floor Cafeteria

This event is free and open to the public.

Panel 1: 1.5 credits in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias (DEIB) (NY non-transitional)
Panels 2, 3, and 4: 1.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and non-transitional)
Panel 5: 1 DEIB credit and .5 credits in Ethics and Professionalism  (NY non-transitional)

RSVP to this event by Friday, March 24

Contact for general inquiries: Please let Haley know your accessibility needs.

On Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, Brooklyn Law School’s Disability and Civil Rights Clinic and New York Law School’s Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic are collaborating on a hybrid (on Zoom and in person at New York Law School), two-day event: “Reclaiming Disability Justice.” Panelists, community members, advocates, and activists will discuss the origins and goals of disability justice, including its intended focus on the lives and experiences of people of color with disabilities and disabled people with multi-marginalized identities; explore disability justice’s relationship to incarceration, reproductive justice, and environmental justice; and discuss how to ensure that advocates and proponents of disability justice are working to make its goals concrete, particularly in the lives of multi-marginalized people with disabilities.

For those who are familiar with Brooklyn Law School’s Disability and Civil Rights Annual Roundtable, this is a reimagining of that event. Individuals with disabilities, legal advocates, family members, community organizations, and government entities are encouraged to attend.

Brooklyn Law School’s Disability and Civil Rights Clinic
Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Health, Science, and Public Policy
New York Law School’s Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic
New York Law School’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
New York Law School’s Wilf Impact Center for Public Interest Law

Masks and proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours of event is required for all in-person attendees.