GENERATE 2018 // 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 sociophysical 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 and mind politics. Hear from expert speakers about myths surrounding ableism and how combating ableism paves the way for universal access and design-based thinking.
Jax Jacki Brown and Amy McMurtrie will discuss the myths surrounding ableism and how combating ableism paves the way for universal access and design-based thinking.
GENERATE is FCAC’s 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 13 July, 9:30am – 1:30pm
VENUE: FCAC Jack Kennedy Room
COST: SHORT BURST*
4 hour workshop (morning or afternoon tea included)
SHORT BURST (Single) $240
SHORT BURST TRIO (3 workshops) $600
SHORT BURST (Single) $80
SHORT BURST TRIO (3 workshops) $180
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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.
Immersed in modes of dialogue, performance and story-telling, Amy McMurtrie’s practice is driven by social justice and the integrity of one’s own voice.
Amy has over 18 years experience working with communities. Amy’s community practice has been foreground by the interpersonal, advocacy and facilitation skills she developed working in the community sector for over 17 years as a case manager and project worker with marginalised communities.
Since 2003 Amy has worked with queer and other activist collectives in Sydney and Melbourne, performing and producing artistic and discursive events. Community ownership and space are instrumental to the way Amy works; events have been held in a mixture of public and private venues such as squats, backyards, parks, bars, and community led spaces, including The Red Rattler Theatre and Hares and Hyenas in Melbourne.
Recently Amy has worked as a broadcaster, producer and trainer with 3CR Community Radio in Melbourne. Amy was recently commissioned by Arts House to produce a podcast series for The Listening Program.
Amy completed her Master of Community Cultural Development at The VCA in 2015.
1- Jax Jacki Brown, photo by Breeana Dunbar.