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Call for Presenters: Disability & Intersectionality Summit 2018

The 2018 Disability & Intersectionality Summit will take place Saturday, October 13th, 2018 in Cambridge, MA. This summit centers the multiple oppressions that impact the lived experiences of disabled individuals, as told by disabled people, in a setting organized by disabled activists. While members of academia are welcome to attend and present, this is not an academic conference. This event is attended by community members and professionals with a range of disability understanding and lived-experiences. This is a ticketed event open to the public.

Call for Presenters

Who Should Submit: This conference centers multiply-marginalized disabled people. Marginalized disabled people and or disabled people of color include: queer disabled people of color, undocumented transgender disabled people, disabled Native American/Indigenous People/Two-Spirit People, disabled youth of color, formerly incarcerated disabled people, among others.

What Should You Submit: A range of presentation-styles from individual, panel, and artistic performances that reflect the conference theme of Disability & Intersectionality will be considered. Your presentation should be “TED-like” in nature as opposed to workshops or focus-groups.

Accepted presenters will receive a response from the DIS Selection Committee in July/August. This Call for Presenters will close by Saturday, June 23, 12:00 a.m. EST.

Submit your proposal online.

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