Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2/6 #CripTheVote Chat: Disability Identity & Activism

#CripTheVote Twitter Chat Disability Identity & Activism February 6, 2017 7pm eastern

#CripTheVote Twitter Chat
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:

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:

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:

We also have 3 blog posts featuring #CripTheVote activism stories from our online survey thanks to you all.

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