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Saturday, July 28 • 9:00am - 10:50am
Organizing Across Boundaries: Labour, Race and Disability Justice

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This interactive session bridges conversations between Black organizers and planners in Toronto and Hamilton working with communities on the margins from the perspectives of labour, gender, and disability. The session will also facilitate a collective discussion on some of the pressing opportunities and challenges that we face in our local organizing today. By the end of the session, participants will create a protocol for how to embed the intersections of economic, racial, and disability justice into their local organizing and planning.

Kumsa: This presentation will take you on a journey through the 10 year campaign of Rexdale Rising and discuss some of the successes and challenges along the way.
Sarah: This session will be for organizers, activists, and policy makers who would like  to know how to organize with a framework of disability justice. It will go over the brief history of disability justice, and help us to unpack the ways in which our grassroots or municipal work can exclude some of the most vulnerable populations.


Sarah Jama, She/Her
Email: sarah@djno.ca Twitter: SarahJama_

Kumsa Baker, He/Him
Email: kbaker@communitybenefits.ca Twitter: Kb_woke

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Kumsa Baker

Kumsa Baker is Campaigns Manager at the Toronto Community Benefits Network. In 2017, Kumsa led the RexdaleRising Campaign for a Community Benefits Agreement at the Woodbine Casino in Toronto, He is community advocate for decent work and against hate organizing with the Toronto 15... Read More →
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Sarah Jama

Sarah Jama is a community organizer from Hamilton, Ontario. She is co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO) and holds a Social Sciences degree from McMaster University. Her lived experiences have fostered interests and a passion for community engagement, disability... Read More →

Saturday July 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:50am PDT
5th Floor Room 502

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