Disability Justice and Chapter Leader Training
Monday, March 11, 2019
Posted by: Joanna Lubkin
The following opportunities are available prior to Ministry Days in Spokane. Registration for both trainings is through the Ministry Days Registration page, https://www.uuma.org/event/md2019
Disability Justice Training:
Many people do not realize how widespread fear, pity, hate, and revulsion of disabled people are in the world, with ableism everywhere in society, including in mission, ministry, and social justice movements. In this training, we will learn about institutional, societal, and everyday ableism, along with strategies for recognizing and responding to it as we labor for disability justice as part of our freedom work.
All UUMA leaders including chapter leaders, committee and team members, and program volunteers are invited and encouraged to attend this four-hour training prior to the start of Ministry Days. This training will led by Lydia X. Z. Brown. You can learn more about them and their work and find links to a wealth of resources at their site: https://autistichoya.net/bio/
As this training is formally part of the biennial Chapter Leader Training, there is no charge for current and incoming chapter leaders to attend. All other UUMA leaders, committee members, and invited guests are welcome to attend the Disability Justice Training for $30, which includes snacks and lunch at the hotel after the training. UUMA leaders and guests may register and pay for this training by using the Ministry Days registration form.
Chapter Leader Training:
Training for leaders of UUMA chapters will continue into the afternoon on June 17. This training will offer chapter leaders an opportunity to engage with important and timely questions about collegiality in practice at the local level. Chapter Leaders can register at this link for the whole day of chapter leader training from 9 am to 5 pm, including lunch.