[Athen] Thursday: #LiberatingWebinars - Disabled BIPOC Interventions in Teaching

Lydia X. Z. Brown lydia at autistichoya.com
Mon Jan 17 08:18:31 PST 2022

Please join the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network for a discussion by Dr.
Paul/Leena/Paulina Abustan, Saili Kulkarni, and Subini Annamma on disabled
BIPOC interventions.

*Disabled BIPOC Interventions in Teaching*

Thursday 20 January 2022 at 12pm Eastern / 9am Pacific

RSVP to this free event

Academia has a foundation in ableist practices, and that is the reason why
it’s so important that disabled BIPOC intervene in the academic world.
While it is important that disabled BIPOC students are on the front lines,
we also need disabled BIPOC teachers who can help lead the way in fighting
academic ableism. Join us in this discussion with Dr. Paul/Leena/Paulina,
Saili, and Subini as we learn about what it means to intervene in teaching
as disabled BIPOC.

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


- Dr. Paul/Leena/Paulina Abustan (any pronoun, gender fluid) centers the
alternative worldmaking of queer critical race feminist disability justice
activists found within youth learning, youth popular culture animated
storytelling, and Pilipinx and BIPOC coalitional activist spaces. Dr.
Abustan is a 9th year higher education instructor and is a Visiting
Assistant Professor of Western Washington University’s Women’s, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies and part time faculty of University of Washington’s
Educational Studies and Disability Studies and Highline College’s Ethnic
and Gender Studies.

- Saili S. Kulkarni, Ph.D.'s research highlights the intersections of
disability and race in teacher education. She uses DisCrit (Disability
Studies Critical Race Theory) to understand how teachers, particularly
special education teachers of color, enact resistance in schools. Dr.
Kulkarni also examines restorative and humanizing practices for young
children of color with disabilities.

- Subini Annamma was a special education teacher in both public schools
and youth prisons prior to her doctoral studies. Currently, she is an
Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford
University. Her research critically examines the ways students are
criminalized and resist that criminalization through the mutually
constitutive nature of racism and ableism, how they interlock with other
marginalizing oppressions, and how these intersections impact youth
education trajectories in urban schools and youth prisons. Further, she
positions students as knowledge generators, exploring how their narratives
can inform teacher and special education. Dr. Annamma’s book, The Pedagogy
of Pathologization (Routledge, 2018) focuses on the education trajectories
of incarcerated disabled girls of color and has won the 2019 AESA Critic’s
Choice Book Award & 2018 NWSA Alison Piepmeier Book Prize. Dr. Annamma is a
past Ford Postdoctoral Fellow, AERA Division G Early Career Awardee,
Critical Race Studies in Education Associate Emerging Scholar recipient,
Western Social Science Association's Outstanding Emerging Scholar, and AERA
Minority Dissertation Awardee. Dr. Annamma’s work has been published in
scholarly journals such as Educational Researcher, Teachers College Record,
Review of Research in Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Theory
Into Practice, Race Ethnicity and Education, Qualitative Inquiry, among

Moderator: Lydia X. Z. Brown, AWN Director of Policy, Advocacy, & External

Please note that after registering on EventBrite, you will also receive
instructions for receiving a Zoom link. AWN will host this event on Zoom as
well as livestream to Facebook.

[Photo: Event banner shows letters flying off of an open book. There are
pictures of three people. First is Dr. Paul/Leena/Paulina, a Light brown
skinned gender fluid diasporic Pilipinx person with dark brown eyes and
straight black shoulder length hair smiling. Second is Saili, a Brown-skin,
South Asian, cis-gendered female, smiling, wearing an orange blazer over a
dark blue shirt. Third is Subini, a Brown person with black shoulder-length
hair sitting in front of a bookshelf. Text says, Disabled BIPOC
Interventions in Teaching, 20 Jan 2022 at 12pm Eastern / 9am Pacific. The
corner shows the AWN logo - a large "a" with a dragonfly on it, and the
words awnnetwork.org. End photo description.]
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