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Perspectives on Care and Resilience: Talk about the feminist disability movement with Avanti Network

Lectures and symposia December 2, 2023 05:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Location: Caring Space, museum, ground floor

Care and disability are linked in many ways. However, people with disabilities are not only recipients of care, but also provide care (services) for others, non-disabled people, for example in childcare or caring for relatives. Although it is actually obvious, the aspect of disability is usually left out of the discourse on care.

The history of the Swiss disability movement is poorly documented and many of the pioneers have been forgotten. FLINTA people like Aiha Zemp and Ursula Eggli have campaigned for the rights of FLINTA people with disabilities in recent decades – many of their demands also related to care.

The network avanti, feminist disabled and chronically ill, has been advocating for the feminist concerns of people with disabilities for over 20 years. Care work has always been a central theme of the association, be it personal assistance, parenthood or collective forms of self-help.

Nina Mühlemann and Karin Huber from the network avanti will take up the topic of care in this talk. What is the significance of care in the work of a self-representing organization for people with disabilities? How has the topic influenced the founders of the network? What could an intersectional concept of care look like if disability is consistently taken into account?

The talk will roughly take 40 minutes and will be followed by a conversation with the audience.

– No admission fee.
– No registration required.
– In German with German sign language translation.

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