CRIP THE PARADE: Flags, Banners, Signs & Decorating Ourselves to March the Streets

In celebration of BC Access Awareness
and in partnership with the ACCESS Festival

CRIP THE PARADE:
Flags, Banners, Signs & Decorating Ourselves to March the Streets

This one hour interactive workshop with be led by fiber artist & Kickstart Artistic Director Jenna Reid.
Jenna will lead participants through explorations of how to show up in protest and in celebration for any parades, protests or celebrations.

This event is created for disabled folks and community allies in preparation for the Access-Ability Parade, but welcomes ALL disabled artists to think about how we might add our own cultural flair to political aesthetics.

June 2nd, 2022
1230PM – 130PM PST
FREE to attend – registration required
On ZOOM
ASL + CC Available

 Register to Attend HERE: https://tinyurl.com/criptheparade

A materials list provided to registered participants – participating in the interactive aspects of this session are encouraged but not mandatory. Feel free to join us just for the knowledge sharing!

If you have and questions or access needs not listed above, please email is at hello@kickstartdisability.ca

ABOUT JENNA & HER PRACTICE:
Jenna Reid (she/her) is a fibre artist who works primarily with the practices of quilting and natural dyes as a way to engage with activist based aesthetics. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall of 2020, Jenna has worked alongside prominent social movements in Toronto creating large scale banners and pennants to creatively activate messages for racial justice and radical change. Jenna has completed a residency on Toronto Island with the Feminist Art Conference, and has exhibited her work and presented on panels in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. Jenna’s studio work explores inter-institutional violence informed by the histories of queer, feminist, Deaf, disability, and mad movement organizing. With a studio based PhD in Critical Disability Studies at York University, Jenna’s teaching and research specializes in the emergent field of Mad Studies. Jenna uses art in classroom and community spaces to create ruptures, open up new lines of inquiry, encouraging people to turn away from the need to resolve and instead open up the transformative possibilities that happen when we render things problematic. Jenna has published in The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, Canadian Art, Intersectionalities: A Global Journal of Social Work Analysis, Research, Policy, and Practice, Journal of Progressive Human Services, Studies in Social Justice, and the Journal of Progressive Human Services.

About Kickstart Disability Arts

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture is a Vancouver based arts non-profit that supports and promotes artists who identify as living with disabilities.

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