We believe in work that connects the struggle for disability justice to other movements and communities.
In even-numbered months (February, April, June, August, October, and December), we host unstructured, informal social gatherings for people interested in us and our work to meet together over lunch. There is no fee to attend our socials.
In odd-numbered months (January, March, May, July, September, and November), we organize community forums on various topics of interest to disability rights advocacy. Community forums usually include one or more invited speakers from the disability community, followed by moderated workshops or discussions for participants. There is no fee to attend our community forums.
For updates on our events, be sure to check our Events Calendar.
We also support campaigns led by other organizations, both directly related to disability and not, as part of a greater commitment to social justice. We believe in justice for all, not “just us.”
Some campaigns led by other groups that we have supported include the following:
- CODEPINK: Women for Peace’s Rally at the Justice Department for Mike Brown and Against Police Brutality and Militarization on 27 August 2014. Our leadership attended in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and communities of color everywhere.
- The National Women’s Law Center joint letter on 22 July 2014 to Congress urging support for the Schedules That Work Act. WMDSC co-signed the letter because we support non-exploitative labor practices. We recognize that many people with disabilities work in low-wage jobs that will be affected by this bill.
- The Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s joint letter on 2 June 2014 to Congress demanding changes to the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act. WMDSC co-signed the letter because we support laws that empower people with disabilities.
- University Legal Services of D.C.’s May 2014 joint letter to Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton asking her to oppose Representative Tim Murphy’s bill, Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, which would slash funding for protection and advocacy programs for people with mental illness.