Breakout Panels

January 27

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An Introduction to Disability Justice

In this session, participants will learn about some of the roots of the disability justice movement and discover key moments in disability justice activism. We will delve into the 10 Principles of Disability Justice as defined by Patty Berne and other disability activists. Presenters will also share personal experiences to build on our understanding of the 10 Principles. We will identify common language that may be ableist, as well as microaggressions used toward disabled individuals. Throughout out the session we will discuss ways to disrupt ableism to affect change.
Patty Cisneros Prevo
Mari Magler

DCDHS MRT: Shifting the Mindset on Mandated Reporting

Mandatory reporting is not neutral. While a legal requirement for some professions, it is often unclear to the reporters when to report. Please join us in learning the legal statutes around mandated reporting, the consequences of unnecessary reports to CPS and how to become a mandated supporter in our community.
Tess DuChateau
Lisa Martin

Engaging the Latino Community

Understand importance of culturally responsive family engagement, Ability to define culture and race. Identify family engagement strategies that welcome, honor, and connect families, and Resources for supporting culturally responsive family engagement.
Hector Portillo

Loud 'N Unchained: Mad-c/Krip Poetry and Care

Poetic Lecture and Writing Workshop led By T. S. Banks. Mad-c/Krip is a term to recognize disabled bodyminds. A reclamation of the words for madness and cripple. T will talk about how he has a created Loud ‘N Unchained for Black Queer, Trans, and Disabled creators to create from their lived experiences to combat the harm from medical and psyche institutions while forming their own mad-c/Krip care community. He’ll read from some of his newest chapbook “SPLIT” and lead a few writing prompts. Participants are encouraged to share their writing as well.
T. S. Banks

Supporting Children of Color with Disabilities with Culturally Responsive Practices

Given the importance and centrality of the ongoing and overall impact that society has on the development of young children with disabilities, especially children of color, it is important to understand the environments in which they learn and magnify the positive influences that are present. These positive perspectives can be integrated into the school and classroom community. In order to combat the achievement and opportunity gaps, professionals need to embrace the Uncommon Core (COSEBOC, 2018). Four of the Uncommon Core areas will be presented: 1) School Leadership; 2) Parent/Family/Community Engagement and Partnership; 3) School Environment and Climate; and 4) Social-Emotional Behavioral Support. In addition, this presentation will describe differing expectations of behaviors that impact children’s learning opportunities in school and at home. Several strategies will be described using a simple A-B-C approach that will identify ways to effectively bridge home and school expectations. Understanding of how differing expectations at home and at school can impact children’s opportunities to learn, the different ways children’s behaviors are perceived and interpreted at school and at home and how strategies are designed to bridge school and home expectations of children’s behaviors will be presented.
LaShorage Shaffer

Understanding Disability through the Family lens

Disability support is one of the areas of health equity that is often compromised. Listen, learn, and ask questions about understanding disability support from the lens of three mothers with lived experience in private and professional settings.
Dr. Cheryl Funmaker
Felica Turner-Walton
Ida Winters

February 3

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Advocacy During the Wisconsin State Budget Process

Learn how the state budget process works and how to advocate for issues important to you.
Senator LaTonya Johnson

Combating the Gatekeeping of Social Work : A #StopASWB Panel

In Aug 2022, the social work profession got confirmation that concerns about the ASWB licensure tests were true and the test at all levels showed heavy racial, language and age biases and other data was still not released. This panel will discuss the current issues with how social workers are evaluated, the actions and discussions being had, and what it means for our profession to continue to be ruled by racist, ableist, and generally oppressive gatekeeping praxis.
Shimon Cohen
Jen Hirsch, LMSW
Cassandra Walker
Kim Young, MSW, LCSW

Disability Justice in Voting Rights

Casting a ballot is one of the most fundamental rights of our democracy. However, many people with disabilities experience barriers that make it difficult or impossible for them to vote.  Our panel of advocates will share the struggle for voting rights for people with disabilities and opportunities for you to be an ally.

·       Barbara Beckert of Disability Rights Wisconsin will discuss historical barriers for people with disabilities; new barriers following the 2020 elections; advocacy to overturn these restrictions; and voting rights and accommodations.

·       Anita Johnson of Souls to the Polls Milwaukee will address the intersectionality of race and disability regarding voting rights, including the impact of restrictive photo ID laws on people of color and people with disabilities, and the Souls’ campaign to “unlock the drop boxes.”

·       Self advocate Cindy Bentley will share her journey from an institution to leading People First Wisconsin, where she advances the rights of people with disabilities, including the right to vote.

·       Peer Specialist David Carlson will share his dedicated advocacy for the voting rights of people with criminal convictions, and his own journey which led to his current studies as a law student.
Barbara Beckert
Cindy Bentley
David Carlson
Anita Johnson

Evolving within Systems of Oppression: A Case Study of Organizational Change at Chrysalis, Inc.

Chrysalis, Inc is a nonprofit in Dane County that promotes mental health and substance use recovery in the community by supporting work opportunities that encourage hope, healing, and wellness. Chrysalis strives for a community that is free from stigma, rooted in racial and social justice. This presentation is a conversation between Dani Rischall, director of Chrysalis, Inc. and Megan Malone, a member of the board of directors, speaking to dismantling systems of oppression, social justice, and holding our community accountable in a capitalistic society.
Megan Malone
Dani Rischall

Madison CARES-Crisis Response Team

Madison’s Community Alternative Response Emergency Services (CARES) Team is a 9-1-1 resource that responds to non-violent behavioral health emergencies. The Team consists of a crisis worker from Journey Mental Health and a paramedic from the Madison Fire Dept. The CARES Team has been in-service for over a year and will present on the successes and challenges faced in mobile crisis response as well as presenting data and program evaluation metrics.
Steven Button
Sarah Henrickson
Olivia Kostreva
Ché Stedman
Carla Williams

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