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Courses - Spring 2024
WGSS
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Open Seats as of
02/21/2024 at 08:30 PM
WGSS319D
Workshops in Gender, Race, and Queer Studies; Disability Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The Disability Collective, a group of Black, brown, queer and trans activists, developed disability justice, an intersectional framework that examines disability and ableism as they relate to other forms of structural oppression. Using a disability justice lens we'll explore debates within academic disability studies, examine historical and contemporary disability movements and modes of organizing, and build a repertoire of skills to engage in direct action as well as social policy and technological innovation using principles of universal design. We will consider a range of social theories centering disabled standpoints: the social model of disability, feminist disability theories, disability critical race theory (DisCrit), and queer crip theory. We'll also explore what it means to live a fulfilling crip life by exploring disability justice within the domains of education, parenting, and sexuality particularly while navigating the mental health and criminal justice systems.