(Dis?)Ability 3: Let’s talk about the language

Welcome to the third lesson of the online course (Dis?)Ability, in which we will explore ways to increase accessibility in activism and event organising. This time we will take a closer look on the topic of language – how discriminatory or emancipatory it can be, how to speak without harm and, instead, show our solidarity and support on the level of communicating.

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(Dis?)Ability 2: Let’s talk about political activism and inclusion

Welcome to the second lesson of the online course (Dis?)Ability, in which we will explore ways to increase accessibility in activism and event organising. In this second lesson you will learn about political activism and inclusion, and ways in which we can make political activism more accessible. Let yourself be inspired by the actions Cécile is sharing in the video <3

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So was our Accessible and Inclusive Event Organizing: collaborative tools and tactics in practice

From the 27th of September and until October 3rd, a large number of youths residing in several European countries but my many different backgrounds came together in Quecke, an anti-discriminatory & self-organized queer feminist seminar house, in northeastern Brandenburg about an hour and half away from Berlin, Germany. The young activists came together in many enriching discussions where ideas and experiences were shared, that were the basis for the collective creation of practical tools that will challenge the ways in which we exercise our activism and organise events, making them more accessible to all. We had a whole a week of horizontal learning processes that included several workshops that were followed by avid discussion spaces that strengthened our networks of support and solidarity.

We developed collectively a myriad of communication skills that will aid us in the future in the process of expressing all of our inclusion needs and to negotiate around them to find ways to fulfill these needs so that our way of experiencing our activism and organising events is done in an inclusive and mindful manner. We learned together and empowered one another by sharing processes that were vital part of ample space we created during this week, a space where a diversity of ideas, as long rest and renewal also took place.

(Dis?)Ability

(Dis?)Ability: An Online Course Fostering Accessibility in Youth Grassroots Groups

Introduction

What?

(Dis?)Ability is an online course that explores ways to increase accessibility in activism and event organising. The course is divided in 5 lessons that tackle topics such as accessibility, inclusivity, disability justice, privilege and oppression in youth activist movements. It also aims to create a space to reflect about self-organized events and spaces in terms of access and inclusivity. These lessons will provide tools to challenge existing barriers in these spaces and to incentivise a move towards dismantling them.

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‘Autonomous Passage’ release party!

‘Accessibility is a must’ – a preview of the very new brochure of EYFA “Autonomous Passage”!

Party? In the pandemic? Only online! ESC volunteers are honored to present the digital version of the new EYFA publication. They will share with you some behind the curtain details about the process of collecting the contribution, selection and the final outcome. They will read the fragments and show the amazing collages.

Bring your own favorite drink, save 90 minutes, connect with us the way you like it – no pressure for the cameras on or forced questions. All participants are beautiful! Write to eyfa[at]eyfa to get the link to jitsi.

November the 18th, at 6 pm.

Illustration by: Ciel Incarnadine alchemicum.com

More Resources

Here you can find some of the people that have been teaching us a lot about accessibility & solidarity, as well as actions that are so important to learn and unlearn in this on-going journey of becoming aware. We aim to constantly update that list, so please send us your recommendations!

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