SURJ seeks to build a movement that is informed by anti-ableism, access and Disability Justice. We offer the following as an introduction to Disability Justice politics, practice and access, seeking to deepen our political analysis and re-imagine our cultural values within white racial justice organizing. In short, to fundamentally expand our base by building the capacity to engage disability activists with relevancy and respect.
For additional information or support about the brass tacks of building more accessible, anti-ableist racial justice organizing and disability-specific outreach feel free to contact Aaron Ambrose and Sebastian Margaret. Reach us at email@example.com and one of us will be in touch! You can also check out our Facebook page here.
We recognize this resource as a collective effort birthed by countless disability activists and community members fighting to insert access, disability, self determination and justice into able-bodied spaces. Please share widely and reproduce freely!
Nuts and bolts of accessibility: (google doc) Provides guidelines about specific ways to increase basic accessibility for your chapter and organising. One type of access does not fit all, yet what has proven true is that increased disability specific access benefits everyone and particularly increases the involvement and relevance for people from marginalized communities; there will be no complete liberation without it.
Disability home manners: (google doc) Here’s an ever evolving list, of ways we can unlearn ableist behaviour, conduct ourselves with some simple home manners and be better allies to disabled and chronically ill folks.
Disability justice, anti-ableism and access resources: (google doc) An assortment of resources and further reading about anti- ableism, access, and disability justice.