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Ep 13 – Carceral Ableism and Disability Justice

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In this episode: Carceral Ableism and Disability Justice, we explore the ways in which the framework of “carceral ableism” redraws our map of racial capitalism’s archipelago of confinement, and how the liberatory praxis of disability justice works to extend and deepen the abolitionist horizon.

Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe, co-editor of Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada, explains how ableism – the violent material and discursive ordering of bodily and psychic difference through which normative and deviant bodyminds are produced – has been foundational to the development of the carceral state.

Leroy Moore, disability justice artist, activist, and co-founder of Krip Hop and Sins Invalid, explains how the disability justice movement emerged as both extension and critique of the disability rights movement. and that disability justice means a complete revolutionizing of our conceptions of embodiment and of our practices of interdependence.