DISRUPTING ACCESSIBILITY BARRIERS
29 of September, 7-9pm, Lost & Found Cafe, 33 W Hastings Street
This event is free and open to the public.
This event will take place on the land of the Coast Salish People on whose traditional territories we are privileged to live, work and play.
ACCESS NOTES: Lost & Found Café is a welcoming community space that is wheelchair & scooter accessible. This event will include on-site childcare, food, ASL interpretation, visual description, graphic facilitation, and a welcoming atmosphere for those of all backgrounds and experiences. Organizers strive for a scent-reduced space; please refrain from using perfumes, colognes, or scented soaps & body products prior to attending. Please contact the organizers to let them know if you require assistance to attend and let us know how your needs can be supported.
On September 29, 2018 artist and organizer Carmen Papalia will present a panel of community voices that will pose a vision for accessibility in the wake of a new federal accessibility plan that fails to address ableism and colonization; legislation that could limit grassroots support options and institutionalize support services at a local and federal level. In partnership with Other Sights and the City of Vancouver’s Creative City Strategy, the event will serve as an opportunity to discuss the potential impact of a wide-net approach to accessibility on the cultural and social service sectors.
A panel of speakers will introduce the topic and a series of short presentations by community members will offer perspectives that are
underrepresented in the wider conversation about accessibility; outlining the barriers that currently keep those with complex needs from finding support and contributing to the cultural ecology. Help set a new precedent for criticality in the area of accessibility and join the movement!
This project is supported by the City of Vancouver and Other Sights for Artists’ Projects.