Disability Identity and Activism
Monday, February 6, 2017
4 pm Pacific/ 7 pm Eastern
More people than ever are becoming engaged in activism for the first time. The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, will discuss the relationship between disability identity and activism. Join us as we start 2017 with our eyes wide open.
A big thank you to the #CripTheVote community for sharing their stories with us! Please check out the wealth of advice and knowledge by disabled people about their disability identity, activism, and how to help people interested yet intimidated or scared.
How to Participate
When it’s time, search #CripTheVote on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Latest’ tab for the full conversation.
If you don’t use Twitter, you can follow along in real time here: http://twubs.com/CripTheVote
If you might be overwhelmed by the volume of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. Each question will tweeted 6-8 minutes apart.
Check out this explanation of how to participate in a Twitter chat by Ruti Regan: https://storify.com/RutiRegan/examplechat
Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc
Introductory Tweets and Questions for 2/5 Chat
Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat on disability identity and activism! Let’s do this!
This is the first of 4 #CripTheVote chats for the spring of 2017. We also have a new blog: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/p/upcoming-cripthevote-events_12.html
We also have 3 blog posts featuring #CripTheVote activism stories from our online survey thanks to you all. http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/2017/02/cripthevote-activism-stories.html
Please remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet.
If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote”
Q1 Community check-in: How are you feeling right now given the recent events after the Inauguration? How are you coping? #CripTheVote
Q2 What does activism mean to you? What kinds of activism are you involved with? #CripTheVote
Q3 Do you think of yourself as an activist or advocate? Why or why not? #CripTheVote
Q4 How did your disability identity develop in relation to other identities you inhabit #CripTheVote
Q5 When did you become politicized? How are you shaped by your culture, beliefs, and communities? #CripTheVote
Q6 Not everyone is on Twitter or interested in political participation. How can we encourage disabled people to get involved? #CripTheVote
Q7 What are some barriers that get in the way of more disabled people from participating in any form of activism? #CripTheVote
Q8 There's the phrase 'the personal is political.' If that resonates with you, what issues are hitting you hardest right now? #CripTheVote
Q9 As you look forward to the rest of this year, what do you need to sustain your activism? What will help? #CripTheVote