Jul 26th 2022

Disability Portraiture Project: Let’s talk about Mental Health!
Do you find yourself feeling blue sometimes?
Has the pandemic made you feel isolated and sometimes depressed?

Join us for an in-person conversation about mental health! Share your stories and learn ways to nurture your mental-health wellbeing!

You may choose to participate in only one session, or two, or three! These sessions are free for you to participate in.

In addition, if you choose to contribute your portrait and stories to the Disability Portraiture Project, you will receive an honorarium of $75. Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disability-portraiture-project-lets-talk-about-mental-health-tickets-375482758037

Dates and Times:
Tuesday, 7/12, 2:00-4:00pm
Tuesday, 7/26, 2:00-4:00pm
Tuesday, 8/9, 2:00-4:00pm

Access Living
115 West Chicago Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60654

Ready to sign up?
Space is limited due to Covid safety precautions, please sign up soon by using this Eventbrite, or email Beth Bendtsen at bbendtsen@accessliving.org. You can also call Beth at (312) 640-2156 with any questions, concerns or access needs.

Access Information:
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 bbendtsen@accessliving.org with requests.

Organizers’ Information:
This series of conversations 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 series of conversations 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.

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