Mia Mingus on Disability and Transormative Justice

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:26pm

Co-sponsored by LGBT Affairs at UF, we're proud to hear from Mia Mingus.

Mia Mingus is a writer, community educator and organizer working for disability justice and transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse. She identifies as a queer physically disabled Korean woman transracial and transnational adoptee, born in Korea, raised in the Caribbean, nurtured in the U.S. South, and now living on the west coast.  She works for community, interdependency and home for all of us, not just some of us, and longs for a world where disabled children can live free of violence, with dignity and love.  As her work for liberation evolves and deepens, her roots remain firmly planted in ending sexual violence.

Mia is a core-member of the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC), a local collective working to build and support transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse that do not rely on the state (i.e. police, prisons, the criminal legal system).  She believes in prison abolition and urges all activists to critically and creatively think beyond the non-profit industrial complex.

Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated
When:
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 6:30pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated