Black background with white border. Big letters on top say "join us." Underneath says "Lighthouse Learning Series" with a picture of the lighthouse logo next to it. Below is large glowing text that reads "Disability Justice 101." There are pictures of hands doing sign language and people. Under is the date and registration link: Friday, February 24, 2023 12-2 pm ET on Zoom

Lighthouse Learning Series: Disability Justice 101

Starting in January 2023 and running until April 2023, we will be covering a series of queer harm reduction topics with the goal of creating a more inclusive movement.

Priority is given to those living and working in New York due to program scope. However, the series will be held virtually and is open to all those who would like to build on their harm reduction knowledge to provide better services to LGB/TGNC+ folks!

Session description: In this session, we will develop an expansive understanding of Disability and mental health from a sociopolitical lens (grounded in a historical context of capitalism, racism, and eugenics). We will discuss best practices with language, how ableism shows up in advocacy work, establishing access-centered practices, and the critical connections between Disability Justice and harm reduction work. ASL interpretation will be provided for this session. If this is something you need, please reach out to:

Facilitator bio: Stefanie Lyn Kaufman Mthimkhulu (they/she) is a white, queer and non-binary, Disabled, Mad care worker and educator of Ashkenazi Jewish and Boricua ascent. They are rooted in a historical and political lineage of Disability Justice and Mad Liberation; and show up for their communities as the Executive Director of Project LETS, an organizer, parent, doula, peer supporter, writer, and conflict intervention facilitator. Their work specializes in building non-carceral, peer-led mental health care systems that exist outside of the state, reimagining everything we’ve come to learn about mental distress, and supporting care workers in building access-centered, trauma responsive practices that support whole bodymind healing.


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