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Incapacity Tradition Lab Launches To Battle Ableism, Have a good time Disabled Individuals



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As we speak marks the launch of the Incapacity Tradition Lab (DCL) — the first-ever nonprofit incapacity media and narrative lab, with a mission to shift the narrative on incapacity from concern and pity to solidarity and liberation and transfer the needle on ableism from indifference to motion.

For extra info, go to: DisabilityCultureLab.org/

By means of inventive campaigning, strategic communications, fellowships, and a central useful resource hub, DCL goals to shift the narrative on incapacity from concern and pity to solidarity and liberation, and transfer the needle on ableism from indifference to motion. Its distinctive strategic communications infrastructure — by and for the incapacity group — is rooted in incapacity justice. 

“For the longest time strategic communications within the incapacity area was checked out as one thing indulgent. That’s removed from the case,” stated Rebecca Cokley, U.S. Incapacity Rights Program Officer on the Ford Basis – a founding funder. “Our group is robust and highly effective, and the way we talk that’s key. We have now tales value telling, inaccurate narratives that want correction, messaging that wants amplifying and instruments that want refinement. And Ford is thrilled to assist the Incapacity Tradition Lab, in partnership with our mates on the MacArthur Basis, in finishing up this mission.”

“The rights and lived experiences of individuals with disabilities have been ignored and discounted for years largely due to the unfavourable stereotypes and inaccurate tales unfold and reified within the media and fashionable tradition,” stated Jen Humke, Senior Program Officer within the Journalism and Media Program on the MacArthur Basis – a founding funder. “The Incapacity Tradition Lab is effectively positioned to fight these unfavourable and inaccurate perceptions by equipping the folks and organizations that make up the incapacity group with the instruments and energy to alter the narrative. We view the Incapacity Tradition Lab as a Twenty first-century civil and human rights group utilizing the ability of media, know-how, and fashionable tradition to make lasting change.”

The DLC is launching at a essential second amid an increase in lengthy Covid which has prompted the most important disabling occasion because the Vietnam Warfare. As of April 2024, an estimated 17 million adults reside with the disabling results of lengthy Covid. Greater than 1 in 4 People are disabled, and that quantity is rising. DCL is targeted on constructing cross-disability solidarity and group — resourcing specialists who’ve been disabled throughout actions — together with reproductive justice, gun violence, Black liberation, gender justice, LGBTQIA+ rights, local weather change, environmental justice, Indigenous justice, and past.

“We’re launching the Incapacity Tradition Lab as a result of we’d like an enormous narrative shift on incapacity within the U.S. The face of incapacity, what we see within the information, doesn’t match the lived actuality of disabled folks,” stated Meier Galblum Haigh (they/them), Founder and Govt Director of the Incapacity Tradition Lab. “Disabled people are Queer, immigrants, Black, Indigenous, and folk of coloration. We’re disabled by home violence, cops, and brutal journeys throughout borders. Our tales are joyful and messy, and we need to thrive as we’re, now. We want communications infrastructure, by us and for us, that’s in solidarity with different actions for justice, as a result of our liberation is deeply intertwined.”

“As a Black disabled lady, I’m intimately aware of the methods ableism seeks to decrease the lives and contributions of our group. I’m thrilled to be co-chairing the DCL Board as a result of our motion desperately wants work that may shift the narrative on incapacity and place us to thrive now — not in some far off future when the world decides to care about us,” says Kenrya Rankin, Co-Chair of the Incapacity Tradition Lab Advisory Board, and Accessibility Lead, Incapacity ERG Co-Lead, and Analysis Editor at Mozilla Basis.

“I’ve labored in newsrooms for 18 years, and one factor that has develop into obvious is the dearth of sources for correct, compassionate and investigative reporting on disabled folks and our tales. I’m excited to co-chair the DCL Board as a result of we’re going to fill a necessary hole — offering journalists with sources that problem ableist establishments, together with the established order in newsrooms. By mapping the extremely gifted incapacity group specialists nationwide, we are going to present sources when and the place journalists want them,” says Cara Reedy, Co-Chair of the Incapacity Tradition Lab Advisory Board, and Govt Director of the Disabled Journalists Affiliation. 

Incapacity Tradition Lab is a nonprofit incapacity media and narrative lab, fiscally sponsored by Proteus Fund. DCL exists to dismantle ableism and rejoice incapacity group and tradition. 

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