Friday 7 January 2021
As the omicron variant of COVID-19 rapidly spreads across so-called Australia, our community is in crisis.Healthcare workers are burnt out, hospitals are overwhelmed, PCR testing infrastructure is crumbling, contact tracing systems have been gutted, the threat of long COVID and mass disablement looms, and those most at risk continue to be left without access to rapid antigen tests, income support and safe care.
In response to the urgency and threat to human life this crisis poses, especially for disabled and immunocompromised people, the Disability Justice Network (DJN) invites ALL community members, disabled or not, to join us for a community conversation this Friday 7th January from 7pm-8:30pm AEDT.
Come listen to multiply-marginalised disabled and immunocompromised members of the DJN speak to their experiences of the current crisis, and join us in both dialogue and solidarity as we identify what disabled people need, and how able-bodied members of the community can be supporting our survival.
Tori Hobbs will be facilitating this forum in conversation with Julia Rose, Hadley Johnson, Rômy McCoy, Harry Iles-Mann, Meleika/Vika Mana, Sam Petersen, Jan Sam and more TBA.
In order to cover the costs of Auslan interpretation and support the DJN’s ongoing mutual aid efforts, we ask that people consider paying what they can when registering for this forum. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds.
Accessibility Information: This community forum will be Auslan interpreted. Live image descriptions of speakers will be given. Zoom’s auto-generated captions feature will be turned on, alongside volunteers taking live notes via Google Docs. A DJN collective member will be available during the forum to message in the chat if you need any assistance or support.
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