Program

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 
REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

Friday April 8th, 2016

9am to 6pm

All lectures will be captioned in live time, using CART services.

*Please note that this is a scent-free event*

  • Location: York University, Keele Campus

  • Rooms: All conference events will take place on the ground floor of the HNES building (#31 on the campus map) in rooms 140, 141, and the Lounge.

  • Quiet Spaces: Rooms 142 and 143

  • Washrooms: There are two gender neutral and accessible washrooms located on the ground floor of HNES, near the main conference space.

  • WheelTrans Drop-Off: The closest drop-off point is the Osgoode Law School parking lot. The HNES building is located next to the law school.

 

TIME  STREAM I , Room 140

 

STREAM II, Room 141
9:00 LIGHT BREAKFAST
 

9:15

Introduction

·     Opening Ceremony and Remarks – Elder Philip Cote

 

·     CDSSA and Faculty Welcome – Rachel Desjourdy and  Dean Harvey Skinner

 

 

10:15

 

PANEL 1:

Rights and Resistance

Chair: Natalie Spagnuolo

·       “Beyond the Social Model of Disability,” John Rae

·       “Political Economy of the ODSP”, Elyse Huhlewych

·       “Breaks and Ruptures: Cripping the Reading of Resistance,” Maria Karmaris

 

 

Workshop

“Introducing the Deliciously Disabled, Queer Cripple: Looking at Ways to Welcome Disability into our Understanding of LGBTQ+ Diversity”

Facilitator: Andrew Morrison-Gurza

This workshop will give attendees the chance to learn about a largely untapped, under-explored part of popular lgbtq+ culture: Queers with Disabilities (*Queer Cripples). In this workshop participants will be introduced to intersectionality within our communities via the lived experience of being both Queer & Crippled. Participants will actively engage in a guided discussion, underscored by real-time examples that will illuminate why disability has yet to become a recognized part of the lgbtq+ experience.

 

11:15

 

BREAK

 

 

11:30

PANEL 2:

Disability Violence in Law and Practice

Chair: Alexis Buettgen

 

·       “Police Record Checks and Mental Health: An empathetic approach leads to law reform and a (re)fresh(ing) portrayal of disability”, Marian MacGregor

·       “Abuse of Women with Psychiatric Disabilities”, Aaron Bouman

·       “Fetishization of Disability in Global Contexts: Exporting Democracy and War”, Sona Kazemi

 

 

12:30

 

LUNCH

Room 141:  AODA Alliance Meeting: Let’s organize for a barrier-free Ontario at York University!

This informal lunch-hour meeting is a follow-up from the March 7th event, Disabling Barriers and Advocacy: A Discussion. Lots of ideas were generated at the event and we have decided to work together to foster strong York University involvement in the campaign for a better Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act along side the AODA Alliance. 

Please join us to talk about how to turn our ideas into action. All are welcome.

 

 

 

1:30

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Dr Tanya Titchkosky, University of Toronto

Queer’n and Crip’n Disabling Imaginaries –

Lessons From Blackness Studies

·       Discussion Facilitated by Dr Nancy Halifax, York University

 

 

 

3:15

 

BREAK

 

 

3:30

PANEL 3: Crippin’ Self-Advocacy

Panel Chair: Grace Leach

·       “Highlighting LGBTQ Intersections with Disability in the Context of Gay Men who are Differently Abled”, Stephen Bell

·       “Living in the Margins: Black and Disabled”, Shaniqwa Thomas

·       “These Scars are Mine: Taking Back Self-Harm”, Russell Rozinskis

 

 

 Workshop

 “Crippin’ Empowered Sexuality”
Facilitator: Maria Palcios

Chair: Barbara Steele

This workshop addresses crip sexuality from a perspective of personal empowerment and body ownership.   Presenter facilitates this workshop through a series of activities and exercises that promote the awareness of crip sexuality through the lens of self-love and social justice.

Through this workshop participants will:

·        Address cultural and social  views of sex and disability.

·        Identify the obstacles and barriers faced by people with disabilities as it relates to positive sexual identity.

·        Participate in activities that peel off the many layers of oppression we have been subjected to as it relates to our bodies and the right to be sexual beings.

·        Get involved with activities that offer tools participants can take with them as they continue their journey to empowered sexuality.

·        Lay the foundation to the building of a support system that embraces the notion of our existing sexuality as individuals with disabilities.

 

 

4:30

 

BREAK

 

 

4:45

 

PANEL 4: Educating Towards Inclusion

Panel Chair: Onar Uşar

·       “(Dis)Ability: Focusing on the students’ strengths in school”, Hengameh Sorouri and Eileen Wan

·       “Inclusive Space For Who? Institutional Mapping Of The Early Childhood Education Field”, Evelyn Kissi

·       “Building Towards Access”, Jason Ferrreirinha

·       “Making Exceptionalities: Disability and Behaviour-Based Special Education Labels in the Toronto District School Board”, Hunter Knight

 

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6:00

 

DEPARTURE

 

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