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12/7 #CripTheVote Chat: Mapping Our Intersectional Futures

#CripTheVote Twitter Chat 

Mapping Our Intersectional Futures

December 7, 2016, 7 pm Eastern

Guest Hosts: Dominick Evans, Sandy Ho,  Talila “TL” Lewis and Vilissa K. Thompson

Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, the co-partners of #CripTheVote recently published their updated mission after the 2016 election. Join us for our 15th chat focusing on intersectional activism, political participation, and next steps. We are proud and honored to have four stellar guest hosts: Dominick Evans, Sandy Ho, Talila “TL” Lewis and Vilissa K. Thompson.

How to Participate

Follow @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility @GreggBeratan on Twitter

Follow the Guest Hosts on Twitter: @dominickevans @IntersectedCrip @talilalewis @VilissaThompson

When it’s time, search #CripTheVote on Twitter for live tweets under the ‘Live’ tab to follow the full conversation.

If you might be overwhelmed by the volume of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions, check @DisVisibility’s tweets. Each question will tweeted 8-9 minutes apart.

Use the hashtag #CripTheVote when you tweet. If you can’t join us on 12/7, feel free to tweet anytime before or after with the hashtag.

If you don’t use Twitter, check out the live-stream:

Check out this explanation of how to participate in a chat by Ruti Regan:

Questions for the 12/7/16 Twitter Chat

Welcome to our chat on #IntersectionalActivism. Please remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet.

If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote

Before we start, let’s name & honor the Black feminist who coined the term #intersectionality, legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw. #CripTheVote

In a recent article, Crenshaw describes #intersectionality as “a way of thinking about identity and its relationship to power.” #CripTheVote

#MustRead: A piece by Kimberlé Crenshaw, legal scholar & critical race theorist, on intersectionality. #CripTheVote

Q1 What does #intersectionality mean to you? What do you think an intersectional future for the disability community look like? #CripTheVote

Q2 What are examples of critical issues & concerns facing multiply marginalized disabled people right now, pre-/post-election? #CripTheVote

Q3 Why is it urgent that any activism within the disability community is intersectional in light of the recent election? #CripTheVote

Q4 What is preventing our disability communities from being intersectional? What mindsets and practices need to change?  #CripTheVote

Q5 What are some examples of #IntersectionalActivism you want to highlight? Please signal boost groups, folks or links! #CripTheVote

Q6 How can we encourage intersectional disabled people to become more involved in activism? How do we support those who are? #CripTheVote

Q7 How will you make your activism intersectional & pressure orgs you support to do the same? Provide specific ideas/examples? #CripTheVote

Q8: What work does the disability community have to take on now to build an intersectional future? What are the first steps? #CripTheVote

This ends our #CripTheVote chat. Many thanks to guest hosts @talilalewis @dominickevans @IntersectedCrip & @VilissaThompson!

Please continue the convo! This Twitter chat will be archived in Storify later this evening. Look for tweets with the #CripTheVote hashtag

Additional Reading

Crenshaw, Kimberlé. (September 24, 2015). Why Intersectionality Can’t Wait. Washington Post.

Blahovec, Sarah. (November 21, 2016). Five Lessons I’ve Learned About Intersectional Disability Activism. Huffington Post.

Brown, Keah. (October 14, 2016). Disabled People Of Color Struggle To Be Heard. The Establishment.

Çevik, Kerima. (October 19, 2015). Random Thoughts at The Intersection of Race, White Privilege, and Disability Rights Advocacy. Intersected.

Lewis, Talila A. (July 22, 2016). Achieving Liberation Through Disability Solidarity.

Lewis, Talila A. (August 28, 2016). Fighting for Free[dom] & the Expense of Erasure.

National Council on Independent Living Diversity Committee. (November 30, 2016). We Can’t Breathe: The Deaf & Disabled Margin of Police Brutality Project.

The Harriet Tubman Collective. (September 8, 2016). Disability Solidarity: Completing the “Vision for Black Lives.”

Thompson, Vilissa & Wong, Alice. (July 26, 2016). #GetWokeADA26: Disabled People of Color Speak Out, Part One. Ramp Your Voice!

Thompson, Vilissa & Wong, Alice. (July 26, 2016). #GetWokeADA26: Disabled People of Color Speak Out, Part Two. Ramp Your Voice! Disability Visibility Project.

Wade, Carrie. (November 14, 2016). Lessons For Our Future From the Disability Intersectionality Summit. Autostraddle.

Statement from the National Disability Leadership Alliance on Solidarity and the 2016 Presidential Election:

Williams, Steve. (August 21, 2014) What is Intersectionality and Why Is It Important? Care2 Causes.

About #CripTheVote

#CripTheVote is a nonpartisan online movement activating and engaging disabled people on policies and practices important to the disability community. For more:

Please note we do not represent the entire disability community nor would we ever claim to do so. There are many ways to create social change and engaging in conversation is one approach.

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