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#DOnetwork Twitter Chat: Solidarity As Love (2/14)

January 29, 2019

Promo graphic for Solidarity as Love Twitter chat. Graphic reads: Disability Organizing Network in partnership with Disability Visibility Project. Solidarity is another word for love. February 14. 3:00PM Pacific. For more: disabilityorganizing.net. #DONetwork.

#DONetwork Twitter Chat 3:00pm - 4:00pm (PST)
 


In partnership with the Disability Organizing (DO) Network, the Disability Visibility Project® will host a Twitter chat on solidarity as a form of love. We are thrilled to have guest host writer and activist Mia Mingus join this conversation on how the disability community can be in solidarity with other movements and what we love about the communities we are a part of. We will reference a recent talk Mia Mingus gave at the 2018 Disability and Intersectionality Summit on disability justice and love: https://leavingevidence.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/disability-justice-is-simply-another-term-for-love
 




QUESTIONS FOR THE CHAT
 


Q1    Welcome! Please introduce yourself. If you want, share where you are Tweeting from or any links about you, your work, or advocacy #DOnetwork

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.
Website: https://disabilityorganizing.net/
Twitter: @DOnetworkorg

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.
Twitter: @MiaMingus
Instagram: @Mia.Mingus

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/
Website: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/
Twitter: @DisVisibility

 


HOW TO PARTICIPATE


  1. Follow @DOnetworkorg and @DisVisibility for the latest information about the chat. 

  2. 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. 

  3. Use the hashtag  #DOnetwork when you tweet. For example: your tweet in response to question (Q1), should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #DOnetwork”


‚ÄčIf 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.
 


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Welcome to the Disability Organizing Network (DOnetwork) website! The DOnetwork calls to action the California Disability Communities and allies, through community organizing, advocacy, education, leadership development and coalition building to effect systems change in local, state and national issues.

The CFILC Disability Organizing Network is 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.