SpeakerDiane J. Wright
Date & time
LocationThis is a Virtual Event.
Join the Center for Racial Justice in welcoming Diane J. Wright, Disability Advocate and creator of Autastic.com, for a virtual workshop on disability and racial justice. What is the relationship between racism and ableism? How do we leverage principles of anti-racism and disability justice to ensure our work is as inclusive and equitable as possible? In this workshop, we will explore opportunities for broadening the scope of racial justice projects to be inclusive of disabled populations' rights and contributions. this workshop, we will explore opportunities for broadening the scope of racial justice projects to be inclusive of disabled populations' rights and contributions. Diane J. Wright is the Ford School Hawkins Family Disability Policy Fellow with the Center for Racial Justice.
This event is part of the CRJ's winter 2024 Racial Justice in Practice workshop series and is free and open to all.
About the speaker
Diane J. Wright is a biracial, invisibly disabled Canadian-American filmmaker and author of Afro-Caribbean descent. She collaborates with filmmakers and studios in creating representations of Black, disabled, and neurodivergent communities that are authentic, inclusive, nuanced, and respectful. After learning she’s autistic with ADHD, Diane founded Autastic.com which provides resources and community to thousands of late-identified autistic adults, holds some of the only spaces dedicated to autistic people of colour, and is the only resource of its size founded by a woman of colour.