Join us in March to continue our conversation on accessibility and accommodation. Gathering to Gab will be a casual get-together of the Saskatchewan disabled community to continue to connect and share (lived) experiences.
Who is this for? Everyone who identifies with the experience of disability or barriers to arts participation.1
**If you are uncertain if you belong in this discussion, do not hesitate to reach out and ask!
There will be two opportunities to meet – come to one or come to both!
Everyone is welcome and we invite you to come as you are – just as you are – whether in pajamas on the couch, or comfy in person with your peers.
**Participant contributions will not be included in the access document without time to reflect and give permission.
The event will also feature Guest Artist or Pleasure interruptions by: TBA
Access can be a space of deep solidarity, radical love, and welcoming.2
2 Some people have disabilities from birth, while others acquire them due to accident, aging, injury, or illness. Certain disabilities are obvious because they require use of a wheelchair or have noticeable physical attributes. However, most disabilities, including those related to learning, attention, mental health, or chronic pain, are invisible and many people with invisible disabilities still hide their disability due to stigma. For example, it may not be apparent to you that a longtime board member or peer is hiding progressive hearing or vision loss, or that a coworker lives with depression, anxiety, or chronic pain. https://www.respectability.org/inclusive-philanthropy/how-to-include-people-with-disabilities/
1 Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, a writer and disability justice worker. “There are disabled people in the future” by Rachel Jobson. Briarpatch Magazine. September 2022.