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Disability Justice Advocate, Attorney, Writer

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Lydia X. Z. Brown Bio

Lydia X. Z. Brown is an advocate, educator, and attorney addressing state and interpersonal violence targeting disabled people living at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, faith, language, and nation. Lydia is Policy Counsel for Privacy & Data at the Center for Democracy & Technology, focused on algorithmic discrimination and disability, as well as Director of Policy, Advocacy, & External Affairs at the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network. Lydia is adjunct lecturer/core faculty in Georgetown University’s Disability Studies Program, and adjunct professorial lecturer in American Studies at American University’s Department of Critical Race, Gender, & Culture Studies. They serve as a commissioner on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Disability Rights, chairperson of the ABA Civil Rights & Social Justice Section’s Disability Rights Committee, and the Disability Justice Committee’s representative to the National Lawyers Guild, National Executive Committee.Lydia founded the Fund for Community Reparations for Autistic People of Color’s Interdependence, Survival, and Empowerment; co-edited All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism; and is creating Disability Justice Wisdom Tarot. They have received numerous awards and honors for their work, including from the Society for Disability Studies, American Association of People with Disabilities, National Council on Independent Living, and Disability Policy Consortium. They have also published extensively in both community and academic publications, including in Disability Studies Quarterly, Asian American Literary Review, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology, and Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics. Often, their most important work has no title, job description, or funding, and probably never will.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Lydia X. Z. Brown and other top speakers and celebrities.

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