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Ableism 101: Defining, Navigating, and Deconstructing

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Daulton Scott

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Transcript of Ableism 101: Defining, Navigating, and Deconstructing

Defining and Navigating
Ableism 101: Defining, Navigating, and Deconstructing
What is Privilege?
• Something to be acknowledged and recognized on a day-to-day basis.
• Relative.
• Not something to feel guilty for having.
• Something that must be challenged every single day.

Privilege is...
• Campaigning
• Calling in/Calling out
• Collecting Your Folks
How To Challenge Ableism
Allyship is not an identity, it is a process. It is not something self-defined; allyship comes from the recognition of the work we do by those that are marginalized. Please make an effort to make room for those with disabilities and listen to their opinions, perspectives, and ideologies. Do not attempt to "save" them, support them so that they may save themselves.
A Note on Allyship
Ice Breakers!
Accessibility needs
One thing you are grateful for today
Ableism is a form of discrimination or social prejudice against people with disabilities. It may also be referred to as disability discrimination, physicalism, handicapism, and disability oppression.
a·ble·ism (noun)

discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities
"Any discrimination against someone because of their differing physical, mental, or psychological status. This could include physical limitations, such as being in a wheelchair, mental limitations such as ‘autism,’ and psychological limitations such as any mental health concern, diagnosed or not.
- isthisableism.tumblr.com
Group Definition:

• What is “identity privilege?”: Any unearned benefit or advantage one receives in society by nature of their identity. Examples of aspects of identity that can afford privilege: Race, Religion, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Class/Wealth, Ability, or Citizenship Status
- everydayfeminism.com
Noun: A right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person beyond the advantages of most
- dictionary.com
The Invisible Knapsack of Ability Privilege
Invisible Disabilies
unique experience of ableism
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