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Disability Justice & the Arts: Listening and Learning for Reinvention // Summer 2020
Wednesday, July 08, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

in partnership with the Museum, Arts, and Culture Access Consortium (MAC)

Disability Justice and the Arts: Listening and Learning for Reinvention

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm EST

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This panel event will have live captioning and ASL interpretation.

As cultural organizations look toward rebuilding after the shutdown precipitated by the pandemic, it is imperative that these organizations listen to the voices of the disability community to make justice part of the design rather than an afterthought. True inclusion and access can only come if organizations engage in Disability Justice. Judy Heumann, a lifelong civil rights advocate for people with disabilities who is featured in the Netflix documentary Crip Camp, will frame the conversation. Then a panel of disabled artists and cultural workers will offer reflections and experiences for growth and change.

This event challenges the cultural community - arts organizations including theaters, museums, historic houses, concert halls, and libraries - to listen and learn from the voices of disabled artists and cultural workers and engage in conversations around disability justice in order to reinvent their organizations as more just institutions.

Panelists:

Ezra Benus, artist, poet, and curator
Jerron Herman, interdisciplinary artist
Russell Hill, Administrative Office Assistant at The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and Meditation Specialist at JobPath NYC
Regan Linton, Artistic Director of Phamaly Theatre Company
Alexandria Wailes, actor, director, dancer, and educator

 

 

For accessibility information, special circumstances, or other accommodations please contact Kirsten Sweeney at [email protected].


Contact: Kirsten Sweeney - [email protected]