In November 2021, Disability Lead launched the Collab, community of practice to learn with and from one another and support a collective vision toward racial equity and disability justice. We worked hard to attract and support Collab members and our deepest hope was that practitioners of racial equity and disability justice would find ways to partner together and find fellowship as we fight for our collective liberation. We hoped that the Collab, ultimately, would be self-sustaining, as its members would drive these conversations, connections and events. Now, nearly a year and half later, we have made the tough decision to sunset the Collab.
Emily Blum offers a moment of reflection this Black History Month to consider and celebrate the stories and work of black disabled leaders over the past and current year.
Today we launch the Collab, a space for people who work on and care about racial equity and for people who work on and care about disability justice to think and work together. Our goal is to provide a platform and community where members can build relationships, learn from each other, and collectively tackle problems and issues that face our communities.