Field Notes from the Disability Justice Movement — with Al Etmanski


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Longtime community organizer and social entrepreneur Al Etmanski talks to Am Johal about where the movement for disability justice is headed — with lived experience leading the way. Al speaks to the urgent need for a basic income for people with disabilities, and how to build up a grassroots political movement to advance social change. Al Etmanski is also the host of an upcoming series of Below the Radar, called The Power of Disability. The series will highlight six incredible changemakers with disabilities who are also powerful advocates in the disability community. Al and Am discuss the origins of the series and the importance of shining a light on the often overlooked contributions of people with disabilities. Resources: — Al Etmanski’s website: — The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World by Al Etmanski: — The Power of Disability Digest: — Ashoka Fellow profile: — Ashoka Canada:

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