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Disability Interdependence Day

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Disability In(ter)dependence Day

Disability Independence Day celebrates the anniversary of the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). HOWEVER – through the lens of disability justice, let’s unpack the ableist/unsustainable focus on ‘independence‘ to make room for interdependence. If this is a new concept for you – no worries, we’ve got resources below.

To celebrate this month – let’s read some badass biographies featuring people with disabilities using their life experience to make the world more compassionate and inclusive for everybody.

The William Hoy Story All the Way to the Top We Move Together - Fritsch, Kelly

When is it?

  • July 26th

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Watch

  • Judith Heumann’s Fight for Disability Rights
    The 6 & 8-year olds loved this goofy reenactment of the 504 sit-in, but you may want to pre-screen it to make sure it’s right for your family.
    Content warning for alcohol abuse, cussing, and joyful giving-of-no-fucks.

Discuss as a family:

See Week 6: Interdependence (notes on 10/22) in our Autumn 2020 Luminary Lesson Archives for example diagrams for visual learners.

Watch Together: Family Movie Night Discussions:
(Accessible for Luminary Brain Trust Members)

Small action praxis: Make local trouble

  • Visit the website or physical location of your kids’ favorite local store, restaurant, museum, or play space.
  • What barriers exist in these places for people with physical, cognitive, or sensory disabilities?
  • What solutions exist for to solve this obstacle? Are there people with disabilities who are already working on this issue?
  • Who in this space could you speak or write a letter to to draw attention to this lack of access?
  • Together with your kids, map out your pods – who can you connect with to advocate to make this space more accessible?

Adults: exploring interdependence

More resources to dig deeper:

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Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

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