Weds, February 23 @ 3pm
Access Info: CART and ASL will be provided. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-355-7050 with any other requests.
Meet one another & Jae Jin Pak for a chat!
For over 25 years, Jae Jin has worked in Illinois and the Chicago area on issues of ending domestic and sexual violence, mental health, disability, anti-oppression and cultural competency. Jae Jin is a research associate and Coordinator of Community Education for the Institute on Disability and Human Development here at UIC. He’ll share a little about his advocacy journey and the things he cares about– come join the conversation!
In Our Own Words is an intentional space for people who identify as disabled or who are exploring their relationship to disability. We define disability and disability experience broadly to include any kind of body or mind that doesn’t fit into norms about what a bodymind should be and do. This can include physical disabilities, sensory disabilities, psychological and/or mental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, chronic illness, chronic pain; it can include Crohn’s, dyslexia, neurodiversity, madness, etc. And we welcome those in our community who think they may have a disability but aren’t sure. Whether you have an official diagnosis or not, this space is yours.
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