In partnership with the Disability Organizing (DO) Network, the Disability Visibility Project® will host a Twitter chat on solidarity as a form of love. We are thrilled to have writer/activist Mia Mingus as our guest host who will join this conversation on how the disability community can be in solidarity with other movements and what we love about the communities we are a part of.
We will reference a recent talk Mia Mingus gave at the 2018 Disability and Intersectionality Summit titled, Disability Justice is Simply Another Term for Love
The California Foundation for Independent Living Center (CFILC) facilitates the Disability Organizing (DO) Network, a statewide disability advocacy network of 28 Independent Living Centers and the communities they serve. In each center there is a full time staff person devoted to increasing civic participation through community organizing, education and advocacy around issues that affect the Disability Communities.
Mia Mingus is a writer, educator and community organizer for disability justice and transformative justice. She is a queer physically disabled korean transracial and transnational adoptee raised in the Caribbean. She works for community, interdependency and home for all of us, not just some of us, and longs for a world where disabled children can live free of violence, with dignity and love. As her work for liberation evolves and deepens, her roots remain firmly planted in ending sexual violence.
Read more about Mia and find her writings on her blog, Leaving Evidence.
The Disability Visibility Project® is a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture founded by Alice Wong. Check out the Disability Visibility podcast for episodes about disability issues and culture: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/
How to Participate
At the time of the chat, click on the ‘Latest’ tab for the hashtag #DOnetwork. This will show you the questions and everyone’s responses in real time.
If you might be overwhelmed by the amount of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account.
Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/
Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq
Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.adweek.com/digital/how-to-join-a-twitter-hashtag-chat/
Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc
Introductory Tweets and Questions for the Chat
Welcome to the #DOnetwork chat on solidarity as a form of love. This chat is co-hosted by @DOnetworkorg and @DisVisibility. With us today as a guest host is activist & writer @miamingus. For more about Mia’s work: https://leavingevidence.wordpress.com
Remember to use the hashtag when you tweet. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #DOnetwork” Full disclosure: @DisVisibility is a paid consultant for this chat.
Another way to participate in the #DOnetwork chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/ Feel free to take breaks and join us anytime after the hour.
Q1 Welcome! Please introduce yourself. If you want, share where you are Tweeting from or any links about you, your work, or advocacy #DOnetwork
Q2 It’s #ValentinesDay, what do you love about the Disability community and other communities you are a part of? How does it feel when someone shows up or acts in solidarity with you? #DOnetwork
Q3 What does solidarity and love mean to you as a disabled person? How are they related? #DOnetwork
Q4 How can the Disability community in California (and beyond) improve the way it connects with and shows up for one another diverse Disabled ppl? #DOnetwork
Q5 How can the Disability community in California (and beyond) improve the way it connects with and shows up with different communities and movements? Why is this important? #DOnetwork
Q6 Where can the the Disability community show solidarity with other movements? How can we show up through our everyday actions and words? Please share some examples. #DOnetwork
.@MiaMingus said disability justice, solidarity, and access is another term for love. “… our work for liberation is simply a practice of love—one of the deepest and most profound there is. And the creation of this space is an act of love.” https://leavingevidence.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/disability-justice-is-simply-another-term-for-love/ #DOnetwork
Q7 Is access love? How can we expand the idea of access as a form of love instead of just a checklist, a ‘burden,’ or set of guidelines and laws? #DOnetwork
Q8 Show some love! Who do you want to shout-out? Feel free to name individuals, orgs, and groups and tag them! #DOnetwork
This concludes our #DOnetwork chat on solidarity as love. We will have other chats coming up in 2019. For more, follow @Donetworkorg’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DOnetwork.org/
A compilation of Tweets from this chat will be up shortly, check the hashtag. Don’t forget to sign up to the #DONetwork for the latest news & events including our future Twitter chats: https://disabilityorganizing.net/
Thank you for joining us today and special thanks to our guest host @miamingus! Please continue the convo and see ya laters! #DOnetwork