September 28, 2021
Trauma Informed Critical Reflection Session for Artists and Cultural Workers
Hosted by grunt gallery
This event is a participatory workshop that leads participants through questions and criteria for their current, or yet-to-exist work or event. Reflection questions will cover long-term impact, sustainability, equity or reparations lens, social, gender and racial justice, accessibility aspects, social impact assessment, context, community need, site-specificity, proposed futures, possible futures, and alignment with the makers.
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:
- Auto-generated captions (via otter.ai)
- ASL-English Interpretation Interpretation
- A transcript of the workshop will be made available after the event.
Please direct any questions about this event to: firstname.lastname@example.org