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The ASE Community Youth Coalition (ACYC) is a national network of Black students and youth with disabilities, consciously and collectively working towards our collective advancement. Our work is grounded in the 10 disability justice principles, Black feminist theory, and holistically eradicating anti-Black racism.
We are leaders, advocates, and change-makers between the ages of 13-29 with unique talents and knowledge through lived experiences of visible and invisible disabilities across Canada. We are guided by powerful mentors and “aged out” youth members.
The purpose of this Coalition is to address disparities and eradicate barriers by creating a national public forum and safe space where Black Youth with disabilities can discuss, negotiate, champion, lead change, support each other, and feel empowered to advocate for their needs in their respective institutions. .
ACYC envisions a world where all Black Canadian youth with disabilities are inspired and equipped to realize and actualize the future they want
The full inclusion and participation of Black youth with disabilities across the country, collectively working towards our community’s advancement By Us, For Us. Nurturing, empowering, and transforming youth into self-reliant, interdependent leaders across Canada. ACYC is focused on the development and advancement of all Black youth with disabilities across
Canada- while honouring the wholeness of each person.
Priority #1: Research Engagement and Policy Skills Development (and opportunities to participate in and lead research/policy projects)
Priority #2: Design and facilitate a national Social media awareness & education campaign (to address stigma of ableism, anti-black racism, and other intersectional identities)
Priority #3: Education & Development series
Priority #4: Collective Learning Forum
Priority #5: Resources and funding
Priority #6: Social inclusion and advocacy
ASE Community Foundation for Black Canadians with Disabilities
Across Canada, located in Greater Toronto Area
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