Master Class 2021: Beyond Accommodation: Disability Justice and Access in Your Workplace and Community
Recorded On: 04/29/2021
How can intersectional social justice concerns attend to disability access? How do we combat the objectification and pity of our disabled coworkers, clients and broader community? This session will center the principles of disability justice, a movement led by multiple marginalized disabled people.
Inspired by disability justice activist Mia Mingus's work, we will explore accessibility, which is something that enables disabled people to inhabit public and virtual spaces, as an "act of love" rather than a fear of doing or saying the "wrong thing." Instead, we will consider how the disability justice movement challenges us to move beyond merely accommodating disabled people to centering their experiences, transforming our communities into accessible spaces for change.
CLM Application Eligible: Yes
CLM App Management Category: Organizational Development
CLM App Management Category -FS: Human Resources Management
CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes
HRCI: General Credit
HRCI functional area – Employee Relations and Engagement
HRCI Code: 557740
SHRM: Global & Cultural Effectiveness; Leadership & Navigation; HR Expertise (HR Knowledge Domain: Workplace – Diversity & Inclusion)
SHRM Learning Format: Videoconferences, webcasts, audiocasts, podcasts, eBooks, self-directed E-Learning
SHRM Accreditation Number: Activity 21-RTS74
Jess Waggoner, PhD
Departments of Gender & Women's Studies and English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jess Waggoner, PhD (they/them), is a white, queer, fat, disabled nonbinary femme with working class roots. They now serve as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Gender & Women's Studies and English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Waggoner's research and teaching interests span feminist disability studies, queer and trans studies, health activism, and African American studies. They are deeply invested in accessible and feminist teaching practices, as well as disability-justice-informed avenues of access in the wider world. In their spare time, they enjoy making music that explores rural queer experiences and promotes healing for queer people recovering from religious abuse.