Care lab: how the hell do I actually do interdependence?

December 16, 2018 @ 7:00PM — 9:00PM

7pm et / 6pm et / 5pm mt / 4pm pt

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  1. A lot of people these days like to talk about care collectives and care networks- groups of people who come together to care for each other's physical or mental disability/ care needs. But what if you don't have friends, or friends you feel you can ask to do that stuff? What if you're afraid that you'll just end up doing all the care because white capitalist colonial ablist patriarchy? What if accepting care is terrifying? In this webinar, we'll talk about all that and more! There will be some journaling excercises and discussions where we unpack our histories with care and being to dream what we need to make a care-filled future without burnout.

Facilitated by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled femme writer, organizer, performance artist and educator of Burgher/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent. The author of Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home (ALA Above the Rainbow List, short-listed for the Lambda and Publishing Triangle Awards), Bodymap (short-listed for the Publishing Triangle Award), Love Cake (Lambda Literary Award winner), and Consensual Genocide, with Ching-In Chen and Jai Dulani, she co-edited TheRevolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities. Leah's next two books, Tonguebreaker and Exploring Transformative Justice: A Reader (co-edited with Ejeris Dixon) are forthcoming in 2019. A lead artist with the disability justice performance collective Sins Invalid since 200, she is also a rust belt poet, a Sri Lankan with a white mom, a femme over 40, a grassroots intellectual, a survivor who is hard to kill.

The Icarus Project is a support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We advance social justice by fostering mutual aid practices that reconnect healing and collective liberation. We transform ourselves through transforming the world around us.

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