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Nothing About Us Without Us: Self-Advocacy for Autistic People
April 19, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Join us for an evening with Lydia X.Z. Brown (they/them), where they discuss the importance of autistic leadership in projects that benefit autistic people. What are the challenges, lessons, and triumphs of building organizations run by and for a neurodiverse community?
Lydia X.Z. Brown is the founder and volunteer director of the Autistic People of Color Fund, which provides direct financial support to autistic people of color in the form of individual microgrants. They are an advocate, organizer, educator, writer, and attorney whose work focuses on interpersonal and state violence targeting disabled people at the margins of the margins, especially at the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality. They were the visionary and lead editor of the anthology All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism, along with Morénike Giwa Onaiwu and E. Ashkenazy.
American Sign Language interpretation and live captioning will be available for this livestream.