Beginning Winter 2020, the Disability Inclusion Lab will explore the often overlooked intersection of disability and race by investigating mechanisms and systems that shape race, ableism, and dominant/non-dominant power dynamics. We will explore this important theme through group discussions, events, speakers, symposia, and reading groups. Through these collaborative activities, we aim to develop and advance an action agenda.

To learn more or be added to the Disability Inclusion Lab listserv, please contact Brooke Wilkinson at

“Imagining Change: Film and Dialogue About Disability, Racism, Violence, Gender and Power” is a virtual series focused on issues related to disability, race and racism, healthcare, violence, policing and incarceration, economic justice, law and policy, gender and sexual politics, protest, and social change.  As we continue to navigate urgent public health, racial and economic challenges, we recognize a continuing need for education and dialogue about vital social questions.  This collaboration is between Repair, the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy & Ethics at USC Gould School of Law, and UCLA Disability Studies.

Imagining Change Film and Dialogue Series — “The Released”

Thursday, October 15, 2020

4:00-6:00 PM PDT

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Welcome remarks and facilitation by Victoria Marks, chair of Disability Studies and Beth Ribet, Director and Co-founder of Repair.  The screening of “The Released” will be followed by conversation by the audience.

About the film: “The Released”, produced by Miri Navasky and Karen O’Conner for PBS Frontline, focuses on the cyclical release and re-incarceration of people with mental disabilities in the U.S (runtime 54 minutes).

Upcoming Film Screenings:

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 4:00 – 5:30 PM PDT

A discussion on Critical Race Theory and Disability Theory was held on February 22, 2020 at the UCLA School of Law. The discussion focused on a paper-in-progress called Critical Race/Disability Theory: An Introduction and Roadmap authored by Beth Ribet (Repair), Jyoti Nanda (Golden Gate University School of Law), and Kaaryn Gustafson (UC Irvine School of Law).

The program included commentary from: Juliann Anesi (UCLA), Rabia Belt (Stanford Law), and Camille Nelson (American University). The panel was moderated by Rachel Lee (UCLA). This event was co-sponsored with Repair, the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, and the UCLA School of Law Critical Race Studies.