Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Dustin Gibson

Director of Access, Disability and Language Justice | PeoplesHub
Pronouns: he/him
Dustin is the Director of Access, Disability and Language Justice at PeoplesHub. He's a peer support trainer with Disability Link in Georgia, a board member with Straight Ahead and HEARD. He's also a founding member of the Harriet Tubman Collective, Us Protecting Us in Atlanta, GA, and the Policing in Allegheny County Committee. He's worked on-the-ground with Centers for Independent Living (CIL) in Pennsylvania with a focus on deinstitutionalization and youth self-determination. His work with national CILs has supported youth peer support networks and abolition. He teaches courses about abolition and disability justice in communities, high-schools, universities, and law schools.

Instagram: @notthreefifths

Presentations from Facing Race 2022

Building a Disability Politic & Access-Centered Cultures

This workshop will illuminate the ways that disability is connected to other systems and oppressions that participants may already be addressing in the work. We’ll develop an expansive understanding of disability and ableism that’s rooted in historical context. The wisdom of disability-led movements will be the foundation that informs what our position in a broader movement ecosystem is.

We'll work to delineate the differences between accessibility and access with the goal of developing practices rooted in anti-ableist values that can shift culture. Information as to how a justice-oriented framework can benefit everyone will be given. Participants will have opportunities to share, hone, and rethink their approach to access by working through scenarios.

Speakers: Dustin Gibson, Ngozi Alston