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Just Care by Akemi Nishida
November 16, 2022 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join Access Living and Women & Children First for a virtual event celebrating Just Care: Messy Entanglements of Disability, Dependency, and Desire by Akemi Nishida. For this event, Akemi will be joined in conversation by Ashley Volion.
This event will be held via Zoom Webinar by Access Living. ASL and live captioning will be provided. If you need additional accommodations, please contact Beth Bendtsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event will include a giveaway of 5 copies of Just Care!
Just Care is Akemi Nishida’s thoughtful examination of care injustice and social justice enabled through care. The current neoliberal political economy has turned care into a business opportunity for the healthcare industrial complex and a mechanism of social oppression and control. Nishida analyzes the challenges people negotiate whether they are situated as caregivers, receivers, or both. Also illuminated is how people with disabilities come together to assemble community care collectives and bed activism (resistance and visions emerging from the space of bed) to reimagine care as a key element for social change.