CONFERENCES & ACTIONS ORGANIZED
ICE Protest, Immigration, Customs & Enforcement, San Francisco, 2019
Women’s March Disability Contingent, Oakland, CA 2017
Queer Pride March Disability Contingent, San Francisco, 2017
Commanding Presence: Disabled Artists & Curators. Open Engagement. Oakland Museum of California. April 2016.
Mourning Disabled People Killed By Their Families. Day of Mourning. Berkeley, CA. March 2016.
Disability and Social Justice Summit, June 10, 2015, Atlanta
Who Gets Killed?. Day of Mourning. Berkeley, CA. March 2015.
Mutual Connections: Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Disability, Society for Disability Studies, Bethesda, Maryland 2006
Conversations and Connections across Race, Disability and Identity, Society for Disability Studies, San Francisco 2005
Disability Studies Speakers Series, University of California, Berkeley 2003-2005
Queer and Disabled, June 2002, San Francisco, California
Second International Conference on Parents with Disabilities and Their Families, May 2002, Oakland, California
Including All Women: Philanthropy for Disabled Women and Girls, June 1999, Oakland, California
Claiming Our Bodies: Disabled Women on Health, Violence and Healing, May 1999, Washington, DC
Changing Borders: Women with Disabilities Learning from Each Other, June 1998, Oakland, CA
First International Conference on Parents with Disabilities and Their Families, October 1997, Oakland, California
International Forum on Leadership Development Strategies for Women with Disabilities, June 1997, Eugene, Oregon
United Nations Fourth International Conference on Women, Disabled Women’s Symposium, September 1995, Beijing, China
PRESENTATIONS & PAPERS
Author Meets Critics: Aimi Hamraie’s Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability. National Women’s Studies Conference. Nov. 2019
Employment Challenges: Legacy of 504 Protests. Genentech. Nov. 2018
Legacy of Disability Rights in the U.S., Longmore Institute on Disability, San Francisco Public Library, August 2017
Cripping the Library: Exploring the Intersections of Access, Privilege and Text through Disability, Sexuality and Race. Doe Library. University of California, Berkeley. April 2017.
Bay Area Queer Disability History. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. March 2017.
Queering the Crip. Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA. December 2016.
Disability Rights and Justice. University of California, Berkeley. November 2016.
Cripping the Quilt: Explorations of Disability and Art. San Francisco Art Institute, July 2016.
Queer Disabled People Psychological Considerations. California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. March 2016.
Intersections of Disability, Race and Class in late 20th Century History. University of Arizona. January, 2016.
Challenges in Independent Living. DIRECT, Tucson, Arizona. January, 2016.
Creating Accessibility to Text. Longmore Institute, November, 2015. http://www.corbettotoole.com/about-corbett-joan-otoole/presentations/nov-11-2015-talk-at-ed-roberts-campus-berkeley-ca/
Disability History. Yale University, October 2015.
Cripping Sexuality. Yale University, October 2015.
Questions Fuel Change: A Pierson Tea, Pierson College, Yale University, October 2015.
Is Heaven Only for Nondisabled People? Sermon, Unitarian Society of Hartford, October 2015.
Free to Pee: Makeathon. San Francisco. August/September 2015.\
Disability Stories from Marginalized Populations. Society for Disability Studies, Atlanta, June 2015.
Intersections of Disability and Class. Social Movements, Urban History, and the Politics of Memory. April 15, 2015. University of California, Berkeley.
Disability Rights meets NeuroQueer. TASH. Washington, D.C. December 2014.
Queer Disability Challenges to Sociology. American Sociological Association, San Francisco. August 2014.
Save Our Stories. Ignite! Ability. National Council on Disability regional meeting. May 2014.
Intersections of Disability and Class. In Sean Burns’ Social Movements, Urban History, and the Politics of Memory. April 21, 2014. University of California, Berkeley.
We Were There: Stories of Disability History. Invited Lecture. University of Illinois, Chicago. Dec 13, 2013
Social Justice Activism for Disabled People. TASH. Chicago. December 2013.
Disclosing our Relationships to Disability and Reflexivity in Research: A Conversation.Disability Disclosure in/and Higher Education, University of Delaware: Oct 25-27, 2013
Self-Advocacy. TASH. Chicago: December 2013.
Children, Families and Disability, interdisciplinary class, University of California at Berkeley, Fall 2005
“Barriers Facing Disabled Girls and their Mothers in Health Care”, Legislative Briefing on Disabled Girls and Young Women in Health Care, August 2003, Sacramento, CA
“Perspectives of the Disabled Mother of a Disabled Daughter: Implications for Education”, Congressional Briefing on Disabled Girls and Young Women in Education, September 2002, Washington, D.C.
“Disability, Eugenics and Reproductive Rights”, Abortion and Reproductive Rights Conference, Hampshire College, April 2002, Amherst, Massachusetts
“Disability Implications in Abortion”, University of California at Berkeley, March 2002
“Gender and Disability: Challenges for Disability Studies”, University of Illinois at Chicago, November 2001, Chicago
“The Sexist Inheritance of the Disability Movement”, Gender and Disability, Rutgers University, March 2001, New Brunswick, New Jersey
“Parenting with a Disability: Considerations for Pediatricians”, Children’s Hospital, May 2000, Oakland, California
“Sexual Minority Identity Among Women with Disabilities,” Disability, Sexuality and Culture Conference: Societal & Experiential Perspectives on Multiple Identities, March 2000, San Francisco, California
“Health Concerns for Sexual Minority Disabled Women.” Centers for Disease Control Conference on Women with Disabilities, August 1999, San Antonio, Texas
“Mentoring Diverse Women.” Including All Women: Philanthropy for Disabled Women and Girls, June 1999, Oakland, California
“Integrating Parenting, Disability and Advocacy.” Southern Connecticut Annual Women’s Studies Conference, Keynote Address, October 1998, New Haven, Connecticut
“Sexuality and Identity.” Changing Borders: Women with Disabilities Learning from Each Other, May 1998, Oakland, California
“Parents with Disabilities: Challenges for I & R,” California Child Care Resource and Referral Network Conference, October 1997, Asilomar, California
“Sexuality issues for women with disabilities.” International Forum on Women with Disabilities. June 1997. Bethesda, MD.
“Accessing services needed by women with disabilities.” United Nations Fourth International Conference on Women, September 1995, Beijing, China.
“Developing organizations for disabled women.” United Nations Fourth International Conference on Women, September 1995, Beijing, China.
“Leadership development for women with disabilities.” Women’s rights: deaf and disabled women in California conference. 1993, Los Angeles
“Reproductive and health issues for women with disabilities.” Keynote speech. Sexuality and disability conference. November 5,1993, Honolulu.
“Implications of the ADA for health care providers and facilities.” Sexuality and disability conference. Honolulu. (1993)
“Barriers to the integration of disabled women in the U.S. women’s movement.” Society for Disability Studies, Annual meeting, June 22-25, 1993, Seattle.
“Building Bridges Between Disabled and Nondisabled Women”. Fifth
International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, San José, Costa Rica. (1993)
“Disabled Women in Multicultural Contexts”. Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA (1993)
“Communication Mediums for Disabled Women”, Exploring Disability Culture conference, sponsored by Communications and Disability Technology, Berkeley, CA. (1992)
“Americans with Disabilities Act: Training the Trainers.” A six day training of 100 trainers on the ADA. Denver. (1992)
“A cross-cultural perspective on disabled women”. Sonoma State University, California. (1992)
“Implications of the ADA for Students with Disabilities.” Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA (1992)
“Analysis of the ADA for Large-sized Women.” Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA (1992)
“Childhood development and disability”. Sonoma State University, California. (1991)
“Issues in Independent Living Centers” Preparing for the 21st Century conference. Oakland, CA. (1991)
“Bringing Disabled Women into the 21st Century: Critical Issues” Preparing for the 21st Century conference. Oakland, CA. (1991)
“How to be Sexy and Safe” Preparing for the 21st Century conference. Oakland, CA. (1991)
“Sexuality and Disability,” San Francisco State University. (1991)
“Women and Disability,” San Francisco State University. (1991)
“Media Images of Disabled Women,” University of California, San Francisco. 1989)
“Disabled Women: Isms and Phobias”. National Conference on Women and the Law, Oakland, CA. (1989)
“Disabled Women and Title VII”. National Conference on Women and the Law, Oakland, CA. (1989)
“Issues of Women and Disability in the Foundation World,” National Network of Women’s Funds, Toronto. (1989)
“Leadership Development and Disability,” Black Deaf Advocates, Bay Area, CA. (1988
“Dealing with Disability in the Family,” Disability Family Camp, City of Berkeley, Tuolame site. (1988)
CO-FOUNDER Policy Research on Women and Disability (PROWD) (2005-2012), Leadership and networking among women with disabilities in the U.S.
DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER Disabled Women’s Alliance, Berkeley, CA (1989-2005), Disabled Women on the Web (www.disabledwomen.net). Provide reference and resource materials to women throughout the world.
PROJECT COORDINATOR Project EDGE (Education for Disability and Gender Equity) (2000-2001), Designed and implemented an innovative approach to infusing high school curriculum with gender and disability equity material embedded in required high school curriculum modules.
TRAINER, 504 Community Education Project 1979-1982, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc., Berkeley, California, Conducted three day trainings for 3,200 disabled and parent activists throughout the U.S.
EDUCATION and TRAINING
Disability and Counseling Graduate Degree Program. Antioch College West, San Francisco, CA. (1976-78)
B.S. in Special Education K-12. (1973) Fitchburg State College, MA.
Editing Video for the Web, Above the Line Program, Bay Area Video Coalition (1999)
Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act: Training the Trainers (Phase 2). Six day advanced intensive training by the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund and U.S. Government (EEOC & Dept. of Justice). (1993)
Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act: Training the Trainers (Phase 1). Six day intensive training by the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund and U.S. Government (EEOC & Dept. of Justice). (1992)
AXIS: A dis/abled dance troupe. Co-founder and principal dancer. (1988-89)
Computer Training Program. CIL/CTP, Berkeley, CA. (1984)
LANGUAGES: Signed English, American Sign Language.
SPORTS: Power Soccer: Kryptonite Pride, founder, athlete and Coach (2012 – present); San Jose Steamrollers, athlete and Coach (2009-2011); BORP Bay Cruisers, athlete (2001-2007); Team USA National Team, athlete (2006-2007). Basketball: BORP Meteorites, athlete (1985-1993).