Symposium: Reclaiming Disability Justice

Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1

About the Symposium

Panelists, community members, advocates, and activists will: discuss the origins and goals of disability justice, including its intended focus on the lives and experiences of people of color with disabilities and disabled people with multi-marginalized identities; explore disability justice’s relationship to incarceration, reproductive justice, and environmental justice; and discuss how to ensure that advocates and proponents of disability justice are working to make its goals concrete, particularly in the lives of multi-marginalized people with disabilities.

For those who are familiar with Brooklyn Law School’s Disability and Civil Rights Annual Roundtable, this is a reimagining of that event. Individuals with disabilities, legal advocates, family members, community organizations, and government entities are encouraged to attend.

This event is co-sponsored by:

Masks and proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours of event are required for all in-person attendees.



This event is free and open to the public.



New York Law School will be administering CLE credit, pending approval.



Friday, March 31 (Day 1)

10:00 a.m.: Welcoming/Opening remarks

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Panel 1: Defining Disability Justice

12 to 1 p.m.: Lunch

1 to 2:30 p.m.: Panel 2: Disability Justice in Carceral Spaces

3 to 4:30 p.m.: Panel 3: Disability Justice, Sexual Freedom, and the Right to Family

Saturday, April 1 (Day 2)

10 to 11:30 a.m.: Panel 4: Ableism and Environmental Justice

12 to 1:30 p.m.: Panel 5: Linking the Theory and Practice of Disability Justice


Please RSVP by Friday, March 24.


More Information:

For general inquiries, contact Haley Markham at New York Law School at Please let Haley know your accessibility needs.