Building a Disability Politic & Access-Centered Cultures #1 (Pittsburgh Region)

 Registration is closed for this event
This two-part workshop series is for organizations and groups in the Pittsburgh region that are looking to apply a disability justice framework and practices to their work.

July 19: Workshop #1: Building a Disability Politic 
This workshop illuminates the ways that disability is connected to the existing systems and oppressions your group is already addressing in the work. We will develop an expansive understanding of disability and ableism that’s rooted in historical context. The wisdom of disability-led movements will be the foundation that informs your group’s position in a broader movement ecosystem.

July 26: Workshop #2: Building Access-Centered Cultures 
This workshop delineates the differences between accessibility and access, with the goal of developing practices rooted in anti-ableist values that can shift culture. Information as to how a justice-oriented framework can benefit everyone will be included. Participants will have opportunities to share, hone, and rethink their approach to access by working through scenarios.


Length, Dates and Times Offered

2 hours each. 4 hours total

Tuesdays, July 19th & 26th 
3:30 - 5:30pm PT
5:30 - 7:30pm CT
6:30 - 8:30 pm ET 


By the end of this workshop, participants will...

  • Develop a deeper understanding for the ways that ableism impedes collective liberation.
  • Build a container to analyze how a disability justice framework can be applied.
  • Identify existing access practices, develop more and strategize ways to implement them. 


This workshop is ideal for:

This is only for people in the Pittsburgh region that works within social justice movements or organizations that has a desire to integrate disability into their work and implement and increase access practices.


To prepare for this training:



Access requests, including interpretation and captioners, can be made during registration or by emailing Dustin Gibson at  Requests for interpreters and captioners that are made less than 48 hours before the event typically are more difficult to meet. We will try and notify you if we cannot secure requested access. 



Free, this program is grant funded.

July 19th, 2022 6:30 PM through  8:30 PM
United States
Event Fee(s)
Free (or Donation)