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Accompliceship Now! Disability & Indigeneity on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis

Please join the Duke Human Rights Center in welcoming Jen Deerinwater for the keystone event of Disability Pride Week. Deerinwater’s event, Accompliceship Now! Disability & Indigeneity on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis, will take place from 5-6:15 PM on Friday, April 1st through Zoom and will be moderated by Marina Tsaplina. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center, the Duke Disability Alliance, Duke University Undergraduate Environmental Union, Duke Native American Student Alliance, and Blue Devils United.

Register in advance here: https://tinyurl.com/jendeerinwater

Jen Deerinwater is a bisexual, Two-Spirit, multiply-disabled, citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and an award-winning journalist and organizer who covers the myriad of issues hir communities face
with an intersectional lens. Jen is the founding executive director of Crushing Colonialism and a 2019 New Economies Reporting Project and 2020 Disability Futures fellow. Jen is a contributor at Truthout and hir work has been featured in a wide range of publications, including Rewire.News, In These Times, and Bitch Media. Jen’s writing also appears in Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty First Century and the forthcoming Building Narrative Power for 21st Century Social Movements and Crip Authorship: Disability as Method. Jen is the co-editor of the anthology Sacred and Subversive and is currently hard at work on hir own book.

Marina Tsaplina (she/her) is a disability artist, writer, scholar and advocate who works through puppetry animation and cultural organizing to form participatory engagements that culminate in ephemeral poetic enchantments. Her artistic practice, writing, organizing, and scholarship is rooted in anti-ableist, anti-colonial, and anti-white-supremacist commitments. Her recent work, Dream Puppet – Disabled Forest Guardian, is on the cover of Orion Magazine’s Winter 2021 special issue on disability justice. Currently, through an upcoming Story+ and Bass Connections project at Duke, she is developing a new socially engaged artistic work, Disabled Forest Guardian: A Story of Manifest Destiny in 7 Cuts, that will engage seven endangered ancient forests across Turtle Island (U.S.) and Russia/Siberia, telling stories of deforestation and the violence of settler-colonialism, centering the voices and dreams of a broad and diverse disability community, and reconnecting land and people.


April 1 @ 5:00 pm
April 11 @ 6:15 pm