The Disabled Young People's Project presents: Take a Sick Day! at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 14:30 to 22:00

The Disabled Young People's Project presents: Take A Sick Day! at the Art Gallery of Ontario

It’s about doing you. Full stop. Period. No comma. No shade. No shame. No apologies.

Come and celebrate Take a Sick Day! a free community arts event presented by the DYPP: Disabled Young People’s Project at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Full of arts workshops, community discussions, strategy sessions, food and music, this event aims to center how Indigenous and racialized youth come to know their bodies and health on their own terms.

Take a Sick Day! will be filled with wisdom, colour and the noise of change for (young) people who live with disabilities. Attendant care, ASL interpreters, wheelchair accessibility, gender-neutral washrooms, LGBTQ positive vibes, and a scent-free space are all included with free admission.

Take a Sick Day! registration is mandatory. Registration is open to Indigenous and racialized youth who self-identify as disabled; who experience or live with physical, cognitive, emotional differences; and/or who are critical of being labeled disabled, disordered, dysfunctional, sick. To register please fill out an Online Registration Form, call 416-222-1153 x175 or email [email protected] with your chosen name, contact information and any accessibility/accommodation requests. More info on Take a Sick Day! can be found on twitter: @takeasickday and at [email protected]. Allies (non-racialized and non-Indigenous youth) please contact the organizers by e-mail for opportunities to volunteer.

The Disabled Young People’s Project centers the experiences of young Indigenous people and people of colour with disabilities through arts based initiatives and community events.  We are a diverse group of racialized people who identity with or find disability concretely relevant to our everyday lives. It’s about doing you. Full stop. Period. No comma. No shade, no shame, and no apologies.

Take a Sick Day! event trailer: http://vimeo.com/46825696

Sponsored by Kwemto, Griffin Centre, Artreach and AGO.

Press Contact: Izzy Mackenzie Lay, [email protected]

Media Spokesperson: Louise Tam, [email protected]

Art Gallery of Ontario, Weston Family Learning Centre
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 13.2372" N, 79° 23' 32.4204" W
Ontario CA
Izzy Mackenzie Lay

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