May 28, 2024
04:00 pm
May 28, 2024
05:00 pm

Our Existence Is Political: Using Your Power For Political Engagement & Narrative Change


Our Existence Is Political: Using Your Power For Political Engagement & Narrative Change

What does it look like for disabled people to show up in political spaces? Whether you’re aspiring to run for office, work for a campaign, shift a policy, organize in your community, or aren’t sure if or where you could be involved – there’s a place for you to make an impact. Join us to learn more from Lila Zucker of New Disabled South and explore ways to change the narrative around disability, get politically engaged, and use your power for change.

New Disabled South is the first and only regional disability justice organization fighting for liberation, justice, and rights for all disabled people in the South. New Disabled South works to transform how people think about disability and achieves policy and narrative change through an intersectional approach with cross-movement organizing, advocacy, accessible education, and research.

Lila Zucker (she/her) serves as New Disabled South’s Organizing Director, bringing more than 15 years of experience as an organizer, trainer, and movement builder to the role. As a queer, disabled organizer, Lila has spent her career building solidarity across intersectional movements in labor, voting, and social justice spaces. Union organizing runs deep in Lila’s family, and Lila began organizing within the labor movement in high school. Lila’s deep belief in working towards our collective liberation through cross-movement and cross-disability solidarity guides her work. Most recently, she worked as Fair Fight Action’s Deputy Organizing Director, overseeing the organization’s voter education and turnout efforts. She earned her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Labor Studies from the University of Washington. Lila lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, with her partner, their dog, and an extensive houseplant collection. In her free time, Lila enjoys cooking, reading speculative fiction, bird watching, and dodging potholes.


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