Mapping Our Paths Towards Liberation

Disability Justice in the Fight for Racial Equity Day 4 Recap

Six individual side-by-side smiling headshots framed by pink, purple, and orange blocks across the top and bottom.
Left to right: Congresswoman Pressley, Rebecca Cokley, Candace Coleman, Lydia X.Z. Brown, Victoria Rodríguez-Roldán, Danyelle Solomon

“This conversation quite literally has made my year.”

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A fireside chat with Congresswoman Pressley and Rebecca Cokley

Rebecca and Pressley have an amusing exchange. Pressley is bald in a black turtleneck. Rebecca is blonde in a blue sweater.
Zoom screenshot. Clockwise from top left: Rebecca Cokley, Congresswoman Pressley, and ASL interpreter.

The disability community gains a prominent new member

“I’m here not only to occupy space, but to create it.”

Returning to “normal” is not the answer

“It wasn’t that great in 2016!”

A 2020 silver lining

A roundtable with Lydia X.Z. Brown, Victoria Rodríguez-Roldán, Danyelle Solomon, and moderator Candace Coleman

Lydia—on community power

Zoom screenshots. Candace, Lydia, Danyelle, and ASL interpreter listen to Victoria attentively.
Zoom screenshot. Clockwise from left corner: Candace Coleman, Lydia X.Z. Brown, ASL interpreter, Danyelle Solomon, and Victoria Rodríguez-Roldán

Victoria—on tokenism

“We can no longer be okay with band-aid solutions.”

Danyelle—on fighting the system

Thank you for showing up

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