Join Mia Mingus, Sandy Ho, and Alice Wong for a conversation about access from a disability justice perspective on March 26, 2019, 4 pm Pacific with guest host House of GG, the first educational and historical center solely dedicated to Transgender and gender nonconforming people in the USA. How can we expand our ideas of access beyond enforcement and civil rights? Is access a form of love? We’ll explore these questions and more.
Access Is Love aims to help build a world where accessibility is understood as an act of love, instead of a burden or an after-thought. It is an initiative to raise awareness about accessibility and encourage people to incorporate access in their everyday practices and lives.
Access Is Love was inspired from the opening keynote of the 2018 Disability Intersectionality Summit (Oct 2018), “Disability Justice is Simply Another Word for Love.”
A new group will be highlighted every two months. From March-April, we will be supporting The Queer Futures Collective.
Access Is Love is a project created and led by Sandy Ho, Mia Mingus, and Alice Wong.
How to Participate
Follow @MiaMingus @IntersectedCrip @DisVisibility and @houseofgg1. When it’s time for the chat, search #AccessIsLove tag on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Latest’ tab for the full conversation.
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. The questions will be Tweeted 5-6 minutes apart.
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’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/
Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc https://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/
Introductory Tweets and Chat Questions
Welcome to the #AccessIsLove chat hosted by @MiaMingus @IntersectedCrip @DisVisibility with special guest host: @houseofgg1. For more: https://www.disabilityintersectionalitysummit.com/access-is-love
Remember to use the #AccessIsLove hashtag when you tweet. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #AccessIsLove”
Q1: Please introduce yourself and what brought you to today’s #AccessIsLove chat. If you are willing, share anything about your life, advocacy, or work. Feel free to include links about yourself.
Q2 What does access, or accessibility, mean to you? How do you define it? #AccessIsLove
Q3 What are the greatest challenges you face in requesting, creating, negotiating, or talking about access? #AccessIsLove
Q4 How does lack of access, (resulting in microaggressions, exclusion, discrimination), impact your everyday activities? #AccessIsLove
Q5 When you are in an environment that’s accessible to you–what does that feel like, what’s the vibe? How is it different? Please share some examples. #AccessIsLove
Q6 Access is often seen as compliance to local, state, and federal laws, a legal obligation, ‘burden,’ or checklist. What are some other ways we can advance and expand the conversation about accessibility? #AccessIsLove
.@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.” #AccessIsLove https://leavingevidence.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/disability-justice-is-simply-another-term-for-love/
Q7 How are access and solidarity acts of love? How can all people create space for one another in small and big ways? Please share some examples! #AccessIsLove
Q8 Imagine a world that embodies #AccessIsLove. What does that world look like and how do we build it together?
This concludes our #AccessIsLove chat. Thank you to everyone for joining us today, especially guest host @houseofgg1! Keep the conversation going. A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: https://www.disabilityintersectionalitysummit.com/access-is-love