Inviting Movements:  Emerging Critical Disability & Deaf Perspectives and Practices

Inviting Movements: Emerging Critical Disability & Deaf Perspectives and Practices

5th May from 4pm, Bowland North, Seminar Room 01

CeMoRe and CeDR are hosting a live video link to this seminar in Montreal. A live Q&A session will be hosted by Owen Chapman who is a CeMoRe visiting fellow and co-director of the Community and Differential Mobilities Cluster (CDMC) at Concordia University. More information about the full event can be found here:

We will be live streaming two events:

4pm – Introduction to the event & screening of film trailer – Owen Chapman

4.30pm – 6pm Simi Linton: Keynote

Disability/Arts is on the verge of a shift – a reshaping of disability in the cultural imagination; an increase in the cultural authority of disabled people; an elevation of our art.  What can we do to promote such a shift? What stands in our way?
Simi Linton is a writer, teacher, and performer currently residing in New York City.

7.30 – 10pm Discussion #3 – creating crip: mad/ crip/ Deaf art practices

Lindsay Eales*, David Bobier, Ashley McAskill* and Véro Leduc*

The presentationsin the second session will use a variety of languages including combinations of English, French, signing and dance which may present challenges for a live video stream. We will do our best to ensure that our stream is accessible.

This symposium is an invitation for members of our communities to share differing perspectives and practices in the hopes of enabling our communities to move together. It is an invitation to come watch a screening of . It is an invitation to those working from critical perspectives within disability, Deaf, neurodiversity, mad, illness, crip, and other social justice movements, to discuss ideas of disability, art, and movement that emerge from the screening. It is an invitation, especially for those working within Quebec, coming from Quebec, or wanting to connect better to Quebec communities, to engage publicly with the specificity of our experiences and movements. It is an invitation to share differing perspectives and practices within and between our movements, languages, and disciplines, in hopes of creating new ways of understanding our pasts, of cooperating in the present, and of imagining our futures.