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Reading Care Work: A SAYHU Disability Justice Book Discussion

  • Kim's Tea House 10944 Westheimer Road Houston, TX, 77042 United States (map)

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SAYHU's book club and UH's disability studies reading group are getting together on the last Sunday in April to enjoy a casual discussion of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samrasinha's new book Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice. Join us!

We'd love to have you come be part of this conversation as we learn about disability justice (and so much more) and think about why it matters to our lives and to our SAYHU community.

"In their new collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and disability justice activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all. Care Work is a mapping of access as radical love, a celebration of the work that sick and disabled queer/people of color are doing to find each other and to build power and community, and a toolkit for everyone who wants to build radically resilient communities of liberation where no one is left behind. Powerful and passionate, Care Work is a crucial and necessary call to arms." - Arsenal Pulp Press

“I’m overjoyed that artists and activists like Leah are writing books like this one that helps water the roots of Disability Justice. This book is coming from the bed, the streets, and on stages where Leah has spoke, taught, performed, and struggled on―that’s why it’s so accessible and brings lived knowledge into our outdated, stiff institutions and activist movements. In this era of hyper-capitalism, toxic hypermasculinity, and White supremacy, we desperately need Care Work.”
―Leroy F. Moore Jr., co-founder of Sins Invalid, co-founder of National Black Disability Coalition