Disability Day 2020

Monday, 26 October 2020 - 4:22pm
Image description: image is a poster with a light blue and pink background. It features a digital continuous line drawing of a disabled person in a blue wheelchair. The person is holding a large black sphere, filled with moon and stars. It looks as though they are literally holding space. There is a burgundy, mustard, blue and black rainbow above the person’s head, with a black heart and star on either side.

Image description: image is a poster with a light blue and pink background. It features a digital continuous line drawing of a disabled person in a blue wheelchair. The person is holding a large black sphere, filled with moon and stars. It looks as though they are literally holding space. There is a burgundy, mustard, blue and black rainbow above the person’s head, with a black heart and star on either side. Black text on the poster reads: “Imagining Disability Justice. 3CR Community Radio - International Day of People with a Disability. Thursday 3 December 2020, 7am-7pm. 855AM - Digital - 3CR.org.au”.

Image by Artist: Ruby Allegra

'Imagining Disability Justice' is a 12-hour radio broadcast event on International Day of People with a Disability (IDPwD). 7am-7pm on Thursday 3 December live on 855AM, 3CR Digital and streaming and podcasting via www.3cr.org.au. "The theme and artwork selected for this year's broadcast is inspired by the book 'Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice', disabled mutual aid, and the soft, gentle care disabled community members have engaged in to ensure their comrades and loved ones had access to what they needed, when both the state and the public (locally and globally) conveyed through actions and rhetoric the message of our disposability. The artwork also speaks to the respite many of us have sought in our imaginations, holding space for ourselves and imagining possibilities beyond the current paradigm, when many of us face being confined until a COVID-19 vaccine is made. Whilst the broadcast will feature people talking about all that the pandemic has revealed about the structural marginalisation of disabled people, we will also be making space for discussions about what we can create together to replace all of this. Space to imagine disability justice" - 3CR Disability Day Radio Coordinator, Pauline Vetuna.

 

IMAGINING DISABILITY JUSTICE SCHEDULE

More audio and transcripts coming soon ... 

7.00am – Mana in the Morning
Mereani, Leilani and Pauline gently easing into the day's program with music and interviews with writer and bedridden ME/CFS advocate Ricky Buchanan, COVID-19 Victorian First Nations Mutual Aid's Arika Waulu, disability rights advocate Tricia Malowney, and Tori and Swathi of the Vermilion Project.
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Transcript coming. 
 

8.30am – Chronically Chilled: The Royal Commission
A show that facilitates discussion and explores topics about chronic illness, disability and mental health. El Gibbs from People With Disability Australia chats with Naomi Chainey and Marijo Pozega about the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of disabled people.
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Transcript.
 

9.00am – Writing in a Pandemic
Writers Gemma Mahadeo and Ana Maria Gomides talk creative process, the arts industry and mental health in the middle of a major historical event.
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Transcript coming. 
 

9.30am – Raising Our Voices: Gender Violence Special
Produced and presented by people with disabilities covering issues such as housing, discrimination, difficulties with public transport, self-advocacy and other related issues. This episode features Jane Rosengrave, Lisa Brumtis and Bronwyn Trickett discussing gender based violence, domestic violence and cyber bullying on a global scale, what the statistics say and how far we have come in the last 30 - 50 years.
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Transcript coming.
 

10.00am – Mob Dreaming Up: Yarning Sick, Disabled Realities
Disabled and ill Mob yarn on the realities of illness and disability within the colony. Elena Macdonald is joined by Mali, Samia, Renay, Nay and Tabitha.
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Transcript coming. 
Longer version of this yarn will be uploaded here soon.

 

11.20am – Anti-Blackness and COVID-19
Interviews with Mo (advocate from the public housing towers) Jody (Birri-Gubba/Urangan woman & deaf, disabled rights advocate) and SE Mutual Aid on the impact of COVID-19 on disabled members of their communities.
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Transcript coming. 
 

12.00pm – Vanamali Hermans: Black Lives Matter, Prison & Institutional Abolition & Mutual Aid
Vanamali Hermans (Wiradjuri, Irish & Flemish disabled organiser and writer) joined Marijo Požega to discuss the current Black Lives Matter movement, what abolition could look like from a disability justice perspective, the role of social workers (if any) in abolitionist politics and her experiences in mutual aid organising.
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Transcript.
 

12.30pm – Decarcerating Disability
Amber Karanikolas discusses critical carceral studies and Dr Liat Ben-Moshe’s book 'DECARCERATING DISABILITY: Deinstitutionalisation and Prison Abolition'.
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Transcript coming. 
 

12.45pm – Spotlight on… disabled surfers
A segment on Disabled Surfers Australia. Interviews with disabled surfers on the benefits to body and mental health.
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Transcript coming. 
 

1.00pm – THE DREAMSPACE with Nakayn, Morag & Liv
Disabled 20-somethings Nakayn, Morag & Liv in the Dreamspace discuss pandemic revelations and utopian visions for Disability Justice.
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Transcript coming. 
Longer version of this show will be uploaded here soon.

 

2.15pm – DISABILITY VISIBILITY PROJECT - Ep 87: Climate Action
This episode features Kera Sherwood-O’Regan, an indigenous multidisciplinary storyteller and activist based in Aotearoa. Kera talks about her involvement in climate activism and its intersections with disability and indigenous activism and why climate movements must centre indigenous and disabled people.
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Transcript.
 

3.00pm – The BoldnessEvery Australian Counts & Individual Functional Assessments
The Boldness looks at disability issues - hosted by Phin and Raphael. In this episode, Phin and Raph discuss Individual Functional Assessments with Kirsten Deane, Campaign Manager for Every Australian Counts.
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Transcript coming.
 

3.25pm – Queer Disability Justice Dreams
Highlights from event featuring 'Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice' author Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Sami Schalk on crip justice.
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Transcript coming. 
 

4.10pm –  Spotlight on… Oz Made Music
Music by Australia-based deaf & HOH, disabled and chronically ill artists. Featuring Bearbrass Asylum Orchestra, Liz Martin, Tonight Alive, and Ruth OBrien.
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4.25pm – DISABLED SEX WORKERS
Uncovering what the working lives of sex workers have been like in this year of the pandemic. Pauline Interviews regular Behind Closed Doors host Dean Lim and Adult Performer Melinah Viking.
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Transcript coming. 
 

4.50pm – Yeah Nah Pasaran!
Examining, through an anti-fascist lens, ethno-nationalism, white supremacy and neo-fascism in so-called Australia, Aotearoa & around the world. Cam Smith talk to Zvi Dav, an autistic disability rights activist looking at issues to do with the far-Right & autism.
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Transcript coming.
 

5.20pm – Lessons from the Disability Justice movement
Imani Barbarin, Damian Griffis and Kera Sherwood-O’Regan share lessons from leadership of the disability justice movement.
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Transcript coming. 
 

6.10pm – Assembly for the Future – The Last Disabled Oracle
Disabled activist and media maker Alice Wong is the First Speaker in this Assembly for the Future. Speaking from 2029, she is the Last Disabled Oracle, describing a world in which people with congenital disabilities are close to extinction due to technologies such as human gene editing. As part of the last generation with a neuromuscular disability, Wong shares the efforts of her fellow disabled oracles as they struggle to live as they are in a time when perfection is attainable through modifications and cures. In a culture that worships enhancement, health, youth, and beauty, disabled people in 2029 warn about the wisdom and lived experiences lost in the name of eliminating pain and suffering. Oracles are not beloved – they are barely tolerated. They’re considered naysayers, exaggerating irrational concerns. Yet these are the people asking the most important of questions, such as: Who and what is left behind in the name of ‘progress’ and a better future? Where can we find resistance and acceptance and how do we sustain it? What does it mean that there were people in 2020 who couldn’t see a future for themselves in times of upheaval, genocide, and hate – and that there are still people nine years later who can’t see themselves in the future as well? What are the lessons learned from disabled people during the 2020 pandemic that should be taken seriously in 2029 as we experience multiple pandemics and natural disasters? What is the price of convenience and a ‘better chance at life’?  How can our ancestors teach us about the future by sharing their stories and culture?

Time marches forward and there’s no stopping change. This doesn’t mean we can’t resist and fight for a place for all of us. Also featuring responses by Kera O’Regan and Anja Kanngieser.
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Transcript.

 

Disability Day 2020 is proudly supported by the City of Yarra 

 

3CR presenter Jane Rosengrave
Tuesday 12:00pm to 7:00pm
'Imagining Disability Justice' is a 12-hour radio broadcast event on International Day of People with a Disability (IDPwD). 7am-7pm on Thursday 3 December live on 855AM, 3CR Digital and streaming and podcasting via www.3cr.org.au.

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