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The Every Body Conference
Every Body Conference Keynote
Mia Mingus
 Earful of Queer  Contact Contributor
March 27, 2013, 9:57 a.m.
Mia Mingus is a queer physically disabled woman of color, korean transracial and transnational adoptee writer and organizer. She was raised in St. Croix, USVI, lived 12 years in Atlanta, Georgia and currently lives in Oakland, California. Through her work on disability justice and transformative justice to end child sexual abuse; she recognizes the urgency andbarriers for oppressed communities to work together and build solidarity for liberation. She works for community, interdependency and home for all of us. As her work for liberation evolves and deepens, her roots remain firmly planted in ending sexual violence.

Over the years, her activism has included work addressing reproductive justice, queer liberation, cross-movement building, feminism, transracial and transnational adoptees, radical women of color racial justice, disability justice, transformative justice, child sexual abuse, challenging privilege and anti-oppression and community building. She also has a passion for community fundraising and communication skills.

Mia is currently giving speeches, workshops and trainings around the country to support her writing and work with the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collaborative (BATJC). The BATJC is a collective working to build transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse that do not rely on the state (i.e. police, prisons, the criminal legal system). She was a co-founder and Co-Director of SPARK Reproductive Justice Now, in Atlanta, GA for 6 years. She was a member of the Atlanta Transformative Justice Collaborative for 4 years and worked as staff at generationFIVE for 2 years. In 2010, she was part of Creating Collective Access in Detroit and she is part of the on-going experiential project, To the Other Side of Dreaming.

Mia was a 2005 New Voices Fellow, was named one of the Advocate’s 40 Under 40 in 2010, one of the 30 Most Influential Asian Americans Under 30 in 2009 by Angry Asian Man, and one of Campus Pride’s Top 25 LGBT Favorite speakers for their 2009 and 2010 HOT LIST. Mia was honored with the 2008 Creating Change Award by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and a community activist award for her “dedication and steadfast activism” in 2007 by ZAMI.

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The Every Body Conference Keynote
00:47:28 1 March 24, 2013
The Every Body Conference, Guelph, ON
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