For centuries, Black bodies have been used as the testing grounds for European curiosity (i.e. Tuskegee experiment; Sara Baartman, Henrietta Lacks) – often without regard for our humanity.
As a result, Black people have become distrustful of a medical system, as it truly is a system built on their misfortune. ASE stands against any violation of the human rights of, or violence against, Black people who live with disabilit(ies).
In 2018, British Columbia proposed the British Columbia Accessibility Act, otherwise known as Bill M 219.