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  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captions

September 26, 2021

On Trauma-Informed Care Through the Lens of Disability Justice

Hosted by grunt gallery

Through this public talk, Vo Vo will share the fundamentals of Trauma-Informed Care with a focus on an anti-racist lens. Vo will outline dynamics and pose questions about curation, social practice, and art that address themes of racial and social justice.

This month, the Open Access Foundation for Arts and Culture (OAFAC) and grunt gallery are presenting two free public events with artist and educator Vo Vo. Vo is a radical educator of 11 years in over 20 countries in inclusion, racial justice, intercultural communication, trauma-informed care, de-escalation and transformative justice. Their work explores support strategies and models of community care within a post-traumatic social landscape, focusing on the resilience of BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+ and disabled communities.   These events are being presented as part of OAFAC’s new public event series, Beyond Compliance. This series aims to set a new cultural standard for accessibility by centering the practices of disabled, D/deaf, Hard of Hearing, Mad, neurodivergent, sick and chronically ill artists, curators, cultural workers and their co-conspirators. In each installment, presenters who hold embodied forms of knowledge will pose visions for accessibility that move beyond compliance-level commitments, towards justice.


Access offerings will include:

  • Land Acknowledgement by: 2Spirit Trickster Raven John
  • ASL-English Interpretation: Interpreters TBA
  • Automatic Captioning by: Otter.AI
  • Graphic Recording by: Corrina Keeling
  • Discord In-Chat Facilitation by: Black-Mixed, Gender Fluid, Neurodiverse-Crip, Equity ChangeMaker, and Storyteller Siobhan Barker (Sio/They/she)

Please direct any questions about this event to: access@openaccessfoundation.org


grunt gallery

#116 - 350 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T 4R8, Canada

Phone number: (604) 875-9516

Email: communications@grunt.ca