[Athen] Next Sunday: Surviving Burnout from Ableism & Racism in the Pandemic

Lydia X. Z. Brown lydia at autistichoya.com
Fri Jan 22 07:26:00 PST 2021

Join AWN for a discussion about burnout and racism and ableism in the

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Surviving Burnout from Ableism & Racism in the Pandemic

*Sunday, 31 January 2021, at 1pm ET / 12pm CT / 10am PT*

RSVP for Surviving Burnout from Ableism & Racism in the Pandemic

Disabled people in Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian, and mixed-race
communities live and struggle against the trauma of racism and ableism
every day. During the pandemic, our communities have witnessed and
experienced constant violence – in the medical and psychiatric systems, in
the criminal legal system, in the educational systems, and in our own
homes, communities, and movements. We are all burned out and far beyond
capacity even though we are often on the front lines fighting for justice
and freedom. This webinar will discuss what it means to survive burnout
from racism and ableism during a global pandemic, and how we can offer care
to each other outside of harmful systems.

We will provide ASL interpretation (with a CDI) and CART captioning for
this event, which participants will be able to join by video or phone.


Allilsa Fernandez <https://twitter.com/allilsaf> is a mental health and
disability advocate and activist. They are currently Advocacy and Policy
Senior at ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, and member of the
Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s Shelter Organizing Team. He is a board member
of the National Council on Independent Living, DREAM, and ISPS-US. She is
also a peer specialist and aspiring lawyer.

Dom Chatterjee <https://restforresistance.com/team> (they/them) is a
freelance editor, holistic health educator, and the lead organizer behind
QTPoC Mental Health. They seek healing through peer support, aerial arts,
music, baking, and writing. Find the community-driven resources they
organize on restforresistance.com.


Lydia X. Z. Brown is AWN’s Director of Policy, Advocacy, & External Affairs.

RSVP for Surviving Burnout from Ableism & Racism in the Pandemic

Please contact lbrown at awnnetwork.org with any questions.
[Event banner shows a photo of extremely cracked and dry ground in the
desert in the background. The text says Surviving Burnout from Ableism
& Racism in the Pandemic, January 31 at 1pm Eastern / 10am Pacific.
There are photos of two people - a smiling Latinx person with short dark
hair and a bowtie, and a thoughtful South Asian person wearing glasses and
a Rest for Resistance tshirt. Under the photos are the names Allilsa
Fernandez and Dom Chatterjee. The corner shows the AWN logo - a large "a"
with a dragonfly on it, and the words awnnetwork.org.]
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