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Disability Equity in the Arts: From Access to Liberation is focus of October Dis/Representation discussion

Photo of four performing artists dancing.

Above: Four performing artists dancing.

“DisabilityEquity in the Arts: From Access to Liberation" is
Dis/Representation ‘s October discussion topic

A panel of Disabled artists, Kiersi Coleman, Eliza Jensen, Grant Miller, India Harville and Kathy Coleman, will be discussing what it truly means to have Disability equity in the arts on Thursday, October 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. Dis/Representation’s October discussion is free and open to the public Terrell Hall, Room 202, on Portland Community College’s (PCC) Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth Street.

The artists will address how to move beyond tokenism and charity to full integration, what it means to include disability aesthetic and Disabled bodies and minds in art; the question of training and rigor; and how to enact Disability Justice in the arts. 

Accommodation is available upon request for ASL interpreters, audio description, Real-Time Captioning (CART) and alternative formats. Please contact the event organizers by emailing disabilityartculture@gmail.com one week in advance to ensure accommodations or to ask any questions. Online participation is also available for this discussion.

Please note that PCC visitors parking a vehicle are required to purchase and display a permit. Parking costs $2 for two hours. When attending PCC events, attendess are asked to please refrain from parking on neighborhood streets. 

Dis/Representation is made possible through a grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust, and through partnership with Portland Community College Disability Services. More information about Dis/Representation is available on its website.