Category Archives: cross-disability

Sins Invalid Workshop

May 28th Workshop:

Disability Justice: Re-envisioning the Revolutionary Body

Patty Berne from Sins Invalid will be sharing ideas, practices and experiences around Disability Justice.

Friday May 28, 2021
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Pacific Time
Online on Zoom
Free

Please register and note access needs by May 24th.

It will be a mix of presentation, small group discussion in break-out rooms, and questions/ conversation in the big group.

Sign language interpreters and transcribers are available. Please request ASL interpretation and captioning prior to May 24th by filling in the registration form, or by emailing Joanne@CreativeMoment.im or texting 1-250-812-2501.

The workshop is hosted by the InterdepenDance Collective, who dance and collaborate mostly in Lekwungen lands and virtually.

To register:

Here is the link to register for May 28th. (https://forms.gle/YMJtVpYY5iypynyB9)

Alternative methods to register are by email (Joanne@CreativeMoment.im) or phone (text/ voice: 1-250-812-2501).

Space is limited so that participants can connect as a smaller community.

The Zoom information will be emailed a couple of days in advance of the workshop.

The event is made possible with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.


Resources for an overview of Disability Justice:

Click here for a few text versions of Sins Invalid’s 10 Principles of Disability Justice.

Below is an ASL vlog about Sins Invalid’s 10 Principles of Disability Justice:

Co-Facilitating Cross-Disability Dance (workshop)

Workshop with Lindsay Eales and Danielle Peers:

Friday February 28th, 2pm-5pm
at sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Library Branch in Lekwungen homelands.
(sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ  is the Lekwungen name for James Bay and is pronounced s-hweng hw-ung tongue-oo-hw.)

Address: 385 Menzies Street (behind the Legislature).
Room: The workshop is in the Dr. Elmer Seniemten George Community Room.


On this page:
Description
Access notes
Facilitator bios
Event supporters


Description (/DisCripShone):

Lindsay Eales and Danielle Peers will be coming to town, to share ideas around disability leadership, co-facilitation and social justice approaches in dance.

Topics will likely include: anti-oppressive trauma-informed practices, addressing group dynamics, disrupting ableist gaze in performance, and tips for coordinating dance projects.

The format will be informal, with a mix of presentation, conversation, and some movement.

This peer-led workshop is by and for dancers with lived experience of disability/ chronic illness/ mental health considerations/ neurodivergence, and people who experience barriers in dance.

Please do not use scented or fragranced products before coming to the workshop.

To register: contact Joanne with the Subject: “Feb. 28 registration,” and include your contact info and any access requests.


Access notes:
  • The workshop is free.
  • The venue is mobility accessible, with button doors at entrances, and there are two gender-neutral single-stall washrooms.
  • Please be in touch if there are specific access details you would like to know, or if you have allergies or access needs you would like the organizers to know about.
  • Interpreting, transcribing, describing and access buddies are dependent on availability. Please request these services by February 24th. (We are waiting to hear back about interpreters and transcribers’ availability.)
  • Bus routes: the closest bus stops are for the #2, #3, and #10 buses. The venue is near the Legislature Terminal, including buses #50 and #75.

Facilitator Bios:

Lindsay Eales is a queer, Mad, settler, who has been co-leading crip dance communities and creating and performing crip and Mad choreography for fifteen years. She is also a certified occupational therapist who works to transform exclusive spaces rather than ‘fixing’ excluded people. Eales recently completed her PhD in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, researching how to create more accessible and affirming dance and movement spaces for people who have experiences with trauma, mental illness, and mental distress.

Danielle Peers is a queer, non-binary disabled settler, as well as a dancer, filmmaker, and researcher. They collaborate with folks who experience multiple barriers to accessible, affirming and meaningful movement practices (including art, sport, recreation, and spiritual movement practices) in order to collectively imagine and spark change. They are currently a Canada Research Chair in Disability and Movement Cultures at the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta, as well as an independent artist.


Event supporters:

The workshop is organized by the InterdepenDance Collective and Creative Momentum.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Made in BC- Dance on Tour, and the Greater Victoria Public Library.

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