Activist Robin Wilson-Beattie is interviewed by Rebecca Cokely in front of a lecture hall at Brandeis University. Photo by Eliza Bier | The Justice
Activist Robin Wilson-Beattie is interviewed by Rebecca Cokely in front of a lecture hall at Brandeis University. Photo by Eliza Bier | The Justice

Robin Wilson-Beattie awarded Carrie Buck Fellowship Award

The educator and writer was recognized for intersectional disability and reproductive justice advocacy.


On March 7, Brandeis awarded activist Robin Wilson-Beattie the second annual Carrie Buck Distinguished Fellowship Award. “In social justice movements, disability rights are often an afterthought,” remarked Wilson-Beattie in her opening comments. Yet this recognition of her career in advocacy pertaining to the intersectionality of disability and reproductive justice is a step toward giving this often ignored issue a critical space for discussion. When embarking on her career in educating and speaking up for disability rights, Wilson-Beattie says she was often “told that this wasn’t possible.” Now this award is “a dream manifested” through funding her work and calling attention to the systemic ableism in reproductive health policy. Read more…


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