Right now, @poormagazine is working on building housing in East Oakland.
@poormagazine There is basically no low-income housing any more. Leroy Moore feels like he’s hanging on by a thread, and he’s not alone. When 45 pushes to exterminate housing programs, the only person who came out against it was @RepMaxineWaters.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters And it’s not just housing. IDEA, funding for special education, had NEVER been fully Federally funded. People with disabilities of all ages remain under attack in the US.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters Leroy Moore has been to the disability caucuses at DNC conventions—and there was no one there. NOBODY. Just a video of FDR. That tells you how much politicians value PWD.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters We need to destroy conservatorship law, as it goes against Olmstead.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters The one in-need housing population that is really growing is disabled elders. This is a violation of civil rights, and we need to do better.

The floor is now being opened to questions.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters Q for @SFdirewolf on the intersection of disability/Asian people/women. Though she doesn’t have five hours to do this: she consistently sees that disability leadership is… white. This has to do with who gets amplified. Which gets in the way of Asian/other POC IDing as disabled.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters @SFdirewolf Disability activism needs to be more welcoming. @SFdirewolf is wary of being tokenized. She wants to be valued for all of her amazing talents! There are a lot of people who share her identities out there. She wants them to be visible too.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters @SFdirewolf @SFdirewolf: “Fuck the model minority myth!” She got a D in trigonometry! The stereotypes of Asian-Americans as model citizens and students and coming from wealth is damaging, and limits Asian PWD from getting MH/disability supports/community.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters @SFdirewolf Audience member who is #AutisticWhileBlack talking about how he was running for a BART train because he was late, then got detained by the transit police because he fit the description of a perpetrator. It was really distressing.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters @SFdirewolf @JHMarble was asked by a local newspaper about a story on autism & restaurants. And he really didn’t want to be the token white male autistic; he insisted on having an intersectional grouping of autistics.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters @SFdirewolf @JHMarble @JHMarble: we have to change the narrative that we project and make it more inclusive. Starting with having autistic people on the boards and staff of autism orgs because most of them (MOST) really do not include autistic people at all.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters @SFdirewolf @JHMarble @SFdirewolf: EVERY issue is a disability issue, e.g., mass incarceration. And prisons are just another form of institutions/warehousing. There is so much trauma that is created and compounded in those environments.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters @SFdirewolf @JHMarble Immigration is another huge intersectional disability issue, e.g., family separation and the trauma that it creates. Not to mention that PWD are having all of their disability supports (like crutches and other devices) removed as standard procedures. We need more solidarity.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters @SFdirewolf @JHMarble @SFdirewolf: Disability rights are civil rights are human rights.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters @SFdirewolf @JHMarble @kriphopnation: Moses had a disability. So PWD have always been here. The problem is that people are just not doing their homework.

Also, reports of police brutally about PWD/POC are generally not done by or informed by PWD/POC. We need community-informed resources.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters @SFdirewolf @JHMarble @kriphopnation @poormagazine has a workshop called “Never Call The Cops.” These are the kinds of resources disabled PoC need, these resources save lives. This is what the community needs, NOT more police training. #AutisticWhileBlack
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters @SFdirewolf @JHMarble @kriphopnation @kriphopnation: Elders are dying on the streets. PWD make up a huge proportion of homeless people. He’s been to cities in FL where people were kept in cages on the SIDEWALK. We need to think outside the box.
@poormagazine @RepMaxineWaters @SFdirewolf @JHMarble @kriphopnation @sinsinvalid @MicaelaConnery disability is a lens that is too often missing from formal social justice and housing policy work, even when race and SES lenses are applied. This needs to change.
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