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Patty Berne

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Patty Berne is a Co-Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of Sins Invalid (www.sinsinvalid), a disability justice based performance project centralizing disabled artists of color and queer and gender non-conforming artists with disabilities. Berne’s training in clinical psychology focused on trauma and healing for survivors of interpersonal and state violence. Her professional background includes offering mental health support to survivors of violence and advocating for LGBTQI and disability perspectives within the field of reproductive genetic technologies. Berne’s experiences as a Japanese-Haitian queer disabled woman provides grounding for her work creating “liberated zones” for marginalized voices. She is widely recognized for her work to establish the framework and practice of disability justice.

How We Doin’ it: Incorporating Disability Justice & Multimedia Into Sex Education Spaces

August 16 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenters: Bianca I Laureano, MA, CSES, Patty Berne, G Gomez

Disability oppression, aka ableism, impacts us all. Able-bodied normativity and its demands for conformity is everywhere all the time and we have the power to resist such oppression by understanding and intentionally including a disability justice framework into our work and lives. This workshop will offer an overview of anti-ableist practices steeped in Disability Justice by using the Sins Invalid Disability Justice Primer (available for small donation / purchase) by G Gomez, followed by an introduction to the film short…

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