Disability justice is abolition

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4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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About this event

This Thought Leadership discussion will explore broader concepts of abolition, beyond ending incarceration and policing. Speakers will emphasise the historical and ongoing practices of disabled communities in creating and sustaining communities of care, which are essential for justice for all.

This event is being held as part of SOAS University of London's EDI Team Thought Leadership series.

About the speakers

Chelsea A. Jackson, The Equity Architect, is a political scientist, scholar, activist, TEDx speaker and founder of Equity Architecture which helps organisations to ‘walk the talk’ by leveraging the power of social justice and AI.  

Part of the feminist collective Cradle Community, co-author of Brick by Brick: How we Build a World Without Prisons (2021). With a career stretching across higher ed, the non-profit/ charity sector, marketing and consulting, Chelsea managed the $30M Global Racial Equity Programme at WPP until 2022 where she worked on projects including the Cannes Festival of Creativity, Black Equity Organisation, Gizmology and dozens of global racial equity programmes.  

Eshe Kiama Zuri (they/them) is an uneducated Black non-binary intersex queer disabled grassroots activist. They are the founder of Co-Care Project fka UK Mutual Aid, the Black-run and activist-forward support network for marginalised people running since 2018, currently on hiatus.

Eshe is also a chef and food educator at Yemoja Foods and Ital Idana, an emergency doula, co-founder of The Anima Print micro-publishing project, founder of Doulas For Palestine, and is actively involved in many projects and campaigns. Eshe is the creator of the term 'full spectrum community care', a concept that not just speaks on, but actively shows, the importance for building communities from the bottom up and tearing down and replacing saviourism and oppressive structures with practical, supportive and sustainable alternatives that prioritise marginalised communities. 

Tumu Johnson is currently a co-director at the feminist disabled collective, Sisters of Frida and has been involved in feminist organising around abolition and the continued struggle for Disability Justice.  She currently works part time in the NHS as a Psychologist and also works for a community peer counselling project. 


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