Protactile and Black & Brown Trans-Queerness: Reducing Antagonisms in Our Work
Recorded On: 06/09/2020
This webinar is 0.2 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) PPO and is presented at the Little/None Knowledge level. This webinar will Expand awareness on QPOC DB/Protactile users needs and the antagonism they experience.
RID is providing this workshop as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another's comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.
At the end of webinar participants will be able:
To understand and identify some people who harm may not realize that harm (oppressing) is not always intentional
To identify and utilize fundamental skills to question their own bias of multiple identities and cultural aspect of Deaf Trans/Non-Binary Folks of Color on evaluation
To identify some ideas on developing their understanding of the function of power and control across Gender Identity, Race and Racialized Blindness
To identify and self- recognize the harm of cultural-blaming (intentional and unintentional) by managing their bias and assumptions when learning working with DeafBlind Queer of Color
To understand and recognize the importance of all of this and incorporate accountability in ethical interpretation work
Najma Johnson is a Black PanQueer DeafBlind protactile user, community educator and current Executive Director of DAWN. DAWN is a transformative justice organization based in DC that supports DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened survivors of sexual, power based violence and human trafficking. They have a master's in mental health counseling and have worked for the last 17 years to reduce violence in all the communities where they exist.