On this episode of Appointed, Kim and Sarah Jama discuss the impact Bill C-7 (“An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying)”) could have on racialized people with disabilities. They talk about Sarah’s work with the Disability Justice Network of Ontario; the connections between racism, ableism, poverty and capitalism; racism in the medical field and the ways in which this intersects and impacts racialized people with disabilities; and the lack of services and supports available to people with disabilities. Kim and Sarah also talk about the meaning of “choice”, “autonomy” and “control” for people who are exponentially marginalized in Canada.
Sarah Jama is the co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO), a speaker, a consultant and an activist advocating for disability justice.
Learn more about Sarah Jama here: https://www.sarahjama.com/about
Stay tuned for the next episode of Appointed!
Resources mentioned during the show and further reading:
Disability Justice Network of Ontario: https://www.djno.ca/
Read Senator Pate’s Bill C-7 interventions and perspective on guaranteed livable income here (https://sencanada.ca/media/366455/senpate_glibi-perspective-document_08-15-2020_e.pdf)