The Disability Liberation Project works to highlight the value and brilliance of people with disabilities, especially immigrants and people of color, while exploring the intersections of disability with domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. We are working to increase our organizational capacity to better serve people with disabilities and developing partnerships with local disability services organizations who serve large numbers of immigrants and people of color to do cross-training and, in the future, prevention work. We also hope to engage in research in the future to document the experiences, barriers, needs and best practices to serve these communities as well.
The Disability Liberation Project uses a disability justice framework to address issues of violence and abuse against people with disabilities. This means centering the voices, experiences and wisdom of survivors with disabilities who are also immigrants and/or people of color, especially those who may identify as GLBTQ and examining how ableism intersects with other forms of oppression in people’s lives. Our organization is also engaged in conversations around community accountability and transformative justice and we hope to explore how these principles and practices may apply to survivors with disabilities and their families and communities.