Speaker series: Poverty and disability


Is disability biological, or is it created and reinforced by society? Why are some people with disabilities considered more deserving than others? Do non-disabled people have a role to play in their struggles?

Speaker: A.J. Withers, author and organizer
A.J. Withers is a long time disability and anti-poverty organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP). They are the author of “Disability Politics and Theory”, stillmyrevolution.org, and the forthcoming book “A Violent History of Benevolence: Interlocking Oppression and the Moral Economies of Social Working” (with Chris Chapman).

[Free Event with a meal, childcare, wheelchair access and tokens] See Facebook event

The OCAP monthly speakers series focuses on topics central to poor people’s issues and organizing. A new topic is presented every month and all events are open to the public.