Join us for THE RE-WIRED PROJECT to create work that represents our disability and/or Deaf community, culture and values.
Let’s talk about mental health: Re-Wired Project at Access Living
THE RE-WIRED PROJECT is inspired in part by the moving and powerful expressions of solidarity that emerged as chalky sidewalk slogans and impassioned murals throughout the City in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. The walls, sidewalks, front yards, and windows of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods have long served as a canvas, reflecting individual and community values.
Access Living is collaborating with THE RE-WIRED PROJECT to create work that represents our disability and/or Deaf community, culture and values. If you consider yourself a member of the disability, Deaf, neurodivergent or psychiatric survivor community, please join us. We will share conversations about mental health, and also learn to unleash our creativity together!
Dates and Times:
Monday, 7/11, 2:00-5:00pm
Monday, 8/8, 2:00-5:00pm
115 West Chicago Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60654
Who can participate?
Anyone who self-identifies as a member of the disability, Deaf, neurodivergent or psychiatric survivor community. Participants do not need any art/craft experience or skills.
To honor the participants’ time and labor for a 3-hour long workshop (with breaks, of course!), we are offering a $75 stipend to each participant.
Ready to sign up?
Space is limited due to Covid safety precautions. Please sign up via Eventbrite:
OR email Beth Bendtsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call Beth at (312) 640-2156 with any questions, concerns or access needs.
Due to high demand for live captioning (CART) and ASL interpretation services during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking participants to submit access requests 2-3 weeks in advance. Please contact email@example.com with requests.
This series of workshop is brought to you by the Arts and Culture Project at Access Living, an independent living center for people with disabilities, and the Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL). Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL) is housed under the department of art therapy and counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. DCAL is a platform for creative advocacy projects and disability allyship training. In partnership with Access Living’s Arts and Culture Project, DCAL provides teaching and hands-on learning guided by disability justice–a framework that examines disability in connection to other forms of oppressions and identities.
Using a peer support and collective care model, disability community members and art therapy graduate students collaborate as disability culture makers for social change.
The contents of this workshop were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RTCP0005). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this workshop do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Banner has a light green background. Title reads “Let’s talk about mental health: Re-Wired Project at Access Living in text that is navy, gold and white. ” Below the title is the date and location of the event. There is also an image of Re-wired art: multi-colored wire spells out the words Courage, Strong and Proper, and various other wire designs including spirals, branches and others stand out against a white wall.