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Voices of Reentry Webinar Series

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April 12 @ 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

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Voices of Reentry: Disability Justice and the Criminal-Legal System

Virtual Webinar Series

Join Access Living for a three-part series featuring firsthand accounts from formerly incarcerated people with disabilities. Learn about the driving factors behind this pressing issue and how we can begin enacting change. All webinars take place in Central Time.

Accessibility: ASL, captioning, and Spanish translation provided. Questions and accessibility needs may be directed to voicesofreentry@accessliving.org.

You can register for all three webinars here.


Webinar 1: Criminalizing Disability

April 12 – 6:00-7:30pm on Zoom
Accessibility: ASL, captioning, and Spanish translation provided.
You can register for all three webinars here.

The first webinar in our three-part series “Voices of Reentry,” this session will examine a foundational introduction to disability, explore the ways in which people get caught up in jails and prisons because their disabilities are criminalized, and set the stage for our next two sessions. We will hear from formerly incarcerated people with disabilities about their experiences with police, prosecutors, and poverty as driving forces of incarceration. We will also have a panel discussion on these issues and why time is of the essence to create change.

Webinar 2: Disabled and Incarcerated

April 19 – 6:00-7:30 pm on Zoom
Accessibility: ASL, captioning, and Spanish translation provided.
You can register for all three webinars here.

The second session of our series addresses the issues disabled people face while incarcerated. We will hear stories from formerly incarcerated disabled people themselves on topics including lack of adequate healthcare and confiscation of necessary assistive devices. This session’s panel will similarly address the root of these issues, as well as how we can begin to seek change.

Webinar 3: Resisting and Persisting

April 26 – 6:00-7:30 pm on Zoom
Accessibility: ASL, captioning, and Spanish translation provided.
You can register for all three webinars here.

Wrapping up our series, “Resisting and Persisting” highlights both the radical vulnerability and immovable resilience of disabled people. We will focus on how the process of reentry never truly ends, and the compounded stigma and discrimination formerly incarcerated disabled people face on the outside. To end our session, we will offer words of hope from project participants and their dreams for the future.


Register for Voices of Reentry Webinars

Register for all three webinars here. at this link.

This project was created through the support of the MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge.