Black, Disabled, But Not Forgotten

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Black, Disabled, But Not Forgotten

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We don’t need to “cure” our disabilities, society needs to stop denying us our rights. Being a person of color with disabilities means having to face numerous obstacles like lack a of accessibility, inadequate medical care, discriminatory hiring practices, and inefficient public assistance The situation is even worse when you are black. Black people with disabilities are more likely to become homeless, be assaulted, unemployed, imprisoned. Black disabled people who face classism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia must deal with even more obstacles. So on Tuesday February 24th at 6 pm, we will protest to show that Black Disabled Lives Matter. This action is metro accessible from the light rail train or from bus stops at 3rd and Pine and 4th and Pine. This will be an outdoor event that will require moving for moderate distances. If you cannot come out to the protest in person you can still participate by following the twitter hashtag #UASRseattle to stay informed about the protest and to retweet events from the protest. Please Bring: -Warm clothing -Food and water -A protest buddy -Your personal struggle with being disabled and black Let's show Seattle what we mean when we say that All Black Lives Matter!!

By: United Against Systemic Racism

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