Lydia X. Z. Brown (they/them)is a gender/queer and transracially/transnationally adopted East Asian autistic activist, writer, and speaker,whose work has largely focused on violence against multiply marginalized disabled people, especially institutionalization, incarceration, and policing.
They have worked to advance transformative change through organizing in the streets, writing legislation, conducting anti-ableism workshops, testifying at regulatory and policy hearings, and disrupting institutional complacency everywhere from the academy to state agencies and the nonprofit-industrial complex.
They have also advocated around radical inclusion, access, and participation for disabled people in the academy as well as the implementation of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services regulations."
Read more on their website.
This talk is the first event of Oberlin's Neurodiversity Week 2017.