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How can you help build a more accessible movement through your groups, organizations, activist organizing, or event/campaign planning?
Our groups and movements are stronger when we recognize everyone has something to contribute; and, organize in ways that support each other with what we need to participate.
What is accessibility? What are barriers to organizing together? How accessible are social justice movements now? How does accessibility impact who participates? Using an intersectional accessibility analysis – this workshop will be a space to reflect on thoughts, ideas and actions on accessibility, with a mix of practical scenarios to work through.
Date: Thursday April 14
Location: George Brown College (St. James campus), 200 King St. E., Career Services rm.B155 (Basement), Workshop Room #1
Trainer: Kayla Carter & geoff
Kayla Carter is a writer, a storyteller, a poet, a lover, a daughter, an artist, a sister and a dancer. She is a Toronto born artist who is of Jamacian, Cuban, Maroon and Taino ancestry and believes that her existence is not accidental nor is it coincidental. Kayla believes that art is healing, transformative and meditative process not only for those who are receiving it but also giving it. Her work focuses on regimes of trauma, healing, diaspora, affect, shame, institutions of and histories of violence, queer theory, blackness, transnational feminist thought and storytelling. Kayla is currently a Masters student in the Critical Disability Studies Department of York University.
geoff is a project coordinator for the Pieces to Pathways project. Pieces to Pathways is a peer-led initiative conducting a needs assessment of substance use among LGBTTQQ2SIA youth aged 16-29 residing or accessing services in Toronto. For more information about the project, please visit www.piecestopathways.com geoff is a mixed race genderqueer anarchist that believes in creating communities of love and still dreams of smashing the state. they wish to politicize their experiences with substance use and sobriety while unravelling the limited representation of the addicted body. recently, geoff co-presented a panel titled "new ways of knowing: doing disability studies differently" at the reclaiming our bodies and minds conference 2015 in toronto. their paper titled "destablizing disability: including addiction for cross-movement solidarity" discussed the significance for coaltion building across identities of difference. this paper is made available in knots: an undergraduate journal of disability studies, thourgh the equity studies department at new college, univeristy of toronto. more on their work can be found at livingnotexisting.org
Accessibility: wheelchair accessible space, ASL-English Interpretation, TTC tokens available, vegan snacks, active listener, care attendant, single-stall accessible washrooms in building, workshop materials will be available in large font and USB
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