Free Webinar presented by Surviving Race: The Intersection of Injustice, Disability, and Human Rights
Since January 1, 2015, there have been 5,403 fatal police shootings, according to a Washington Postdatabase. Studies show that as many as 50 percent of people killed by American police had registered disabilities and that a huge percentage of those were people with mental health conditions. And African Americans are at even higher risk due to the racism in our country and in our police forces.
In this webinar, Celia Brown and Braunwynn Franklin—representing Surviving Race: The Intersection of Injustice, Disability, and Human Rights—will focus on peace, healing, and justice, and how people with disabilities can fight injustice. The webinar will feature a discussion of statistics, and highlight practical strategies to dismantle systemic racism.
Surviving Race: The Intersection of Injustice, Disability, and Human Rights
Celia Brown is a psychiatric survivor who was instrumental in developing and implementing the Peer Specialist civil service title for the New York State Office of Mental Health and was the first peer specialist in New York. A long-time activist in the movement for social justice, she served as the main representative to the United Nations for MindFreedom Internationa in collaborating with other disability rights organizations on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Celia is a founding member of Surviving Race: The Intersection of Injustice, Disability, and Human Rights. She engages and motivates the U.S. and global recovery communities as a leader.
Braunwynn Franklin is a black woman with lived experience in regard to mental health, incarceration, and gender-based violence; and she is a nationally known advocate and trainer in the peer mental health and prison reform communities. She is dedicated to making a difference in these communities by supporting people to gain a better quality of life mentally, spiritually, and physically. She sits on the boards of directors of many service agencies and is on the Planning Committee for Surviving Race.