GENERATE // UNDERSTANDING ABLEISM + ACCESS
Everyday discrimination and how it can be avoided
We will explore the limitations of an ‘ableist’ perspective – a view that can’t see beyond its own socio-physical privilege. The experience of people with perceived disabilities is paramount to understanding the complex and intersectional dynamics of life in an urban hub like Melbourne. This workshop reveals an often hidden world of discrimination based on body mind politics and reframes disability as an experience of resistance, alternative knowledge and non-normative radicalism.
Hear from Jax Jacki Brown and Susan Doel about the myths surrounding ableism and how combating ableism paves the way for universal access and design-based thinking.
GENERATE is FCAC’s 10-part professional development series in contemporary community engaged practice. Be informed about best practice in the industry, and develop your leadership skills for social change.
WHEN: Friday 22 September, 9:30am – 1:30pm
VENUE: FCAC Jack Kennedy Room
COST: SHORT BURST*
For full program, please visit HERE.
4 hour workshop (morning or afternoon tea included)
3 day workshop (morning tea and lunch included)
SHORT BURST (Single) $250
SHORT BURST TRIO (3 workshops) $600
GENERATE Full Program ( all 10 workshops including Short Bursts and Intensive) $2500
SELF-EMPLOYED / CONCESSION
SHORT BURST (Single) $175
SHORT BURST TRIO (3 workshops) $420
GENERATE Full Program ( all 10 workshops including Short Bursts and Intensive) $1750
FCAC Member? Enquire about GENERATE rates at [email protected]
For the SHORT BURST TRIO package, use promo code TRIO at checkout.
For the GENERATE Full Program package, use promo code GENERATE at checkout.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Jax Jacki Brown is a disability and LGBTI consultant, writer, spoken word performer, public speaker, disability sexuality educator and workshop designer and facilitator. Through her presentations at conferences and universities, and her extensive publications, she provides a powerful insight into the reasons why society needs to change, rather than people with disabilities.
Susan Doel is a Melbourne based arts professional specialising in Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) and Arts Management. In Susan’s methodology for CACD and arts practice, she aims to facilitate culturally safe spaces which further the tenets of cultural democracy and the sustainability of independent creative careers. Susan’s experience includes local government, not for profit arts organisations, education and arts research. Susan is a passionate advocate for the value of artist lead initiatives in diverse and complex environments such as Melbourne city. Susan’s perspectives on art and humanity place both in globalised contexts, drawing philosophical links between the subjective experience and geopolitical effects. Previously, Susan was Company Manager at Weave Movement Theatre and among other things, researcher and sessional academic at Deakin University. In 2013, Susan began a long term study into artistic integrity in CACD settings and has an interest in decolonising aesthetics.
1- Jax Jacki Brown, photo by Breeana Dunbar
2- Susan Doel