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#DOnetwork Twitter Chat: Solidarity As Love (2/14)
January 29, 2019
#DONetwork Twitter Chat 3:00pm - 4:00pm (PST)
QUESTIONS FOR THE CHAT
Q2 It’s #ValentinesDay, what do you love about the disability community and other communities you are a part of? How does it feel when someone shows up or acts in solidarity with you? #DOnetwork
Q3 What does solidarity and love mean to you as a disabled person? How are they related? #DOnetwork
Q4 How can the Disability community in California (and beyond) improve the way it connects with and shows up for one another diverse Disabled ppl? #DOnetwork
Q5 How can the Disability community in California (and beyond) improve the way it connects with and shows up with different communities and movements? Why is this important? #DOnetwork
Q6 Where can the disability community show solidarity with other movements? How can we show up through our everyday actions and words? Please share some examples. #DOnetwork
Q7 Is access love? How can we expand the idea of access as a form of love instead of just a checklist, a ‘burden,’ or set of guidelines and laws? #DOnetwork
Q8 Show some love! Who do you want to shout-out? Feel free to name individuals, orgs, and groups! Tag them! #DOnetwork
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
The California Foundation for Independent Living Center (CFILC) facilitates the Disability Organizing (DO) Network, a statewide disability advocacy network of 28 Independent Living Centers and the communities they serve. In each center there is a full time staff person devoted to increasing civic participation through community organizing, education and advocacy around issues that affect the Disability Communities.
Mia Mingus is a writer, educator and community organizer for disability justice and transformative justice. She is a queer physically disabled korean transracial and transnational adoptee raised in the Caribbean. She works for community, interdependency and home for all of us, not just some of us, and longs for a world where disabled children can live free of violence, with dignity and love. As her work for liberation evolves and deepens, her roots remain firmly planted in ending sexual violence.
Read more about Mia and find her writings on her blog, Leaving Evidence.
The Disability Visibility Project® is a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture founded by Alice Wong. Check out the Disability Visibility podcast for episodes about disability issues and culture: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- Follow @DOnetworkorg and @DisVisibility for the latest information about the chat.
- At the time of the chat, click on the ‘Latest’ tab for the hashtag #DOnetwork. This will show you the questions and everyone’s responses in real time.
- Use the hashtag #DOnetwork when you tweet. For example: your tweet in response to question (Q1), should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #DOnetwork”
If you might be overwhelmed by the amount of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account.
- New to Twitter? Info on starting an account and how to use it.
- Helpful Guide for Twitter Chat Participation
- Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD)’s Captioned ASL explanation
- Pause the chat if tweets are coming too fast