OPEN ENGAGEMENT Presenter: Commanding Presence: Disabled Artists / Curators on Infiltrating the Social

OPEN ENGAGEMENT @ OMCA

Commanding Presence: Disabled Artists / Curators on Infiltrating the Social

Gathering together some of the most provocative voices of the Bay Area, our panelists speculate on the role of arts practitioners to record and amplify the experience and concerns of disabled people 25 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act. We will discuss current projects that present creative challenges to mental illness and police violence, race and disability poetics, medical/echnological interventions, and political activism. We are united in the belief that authoring contributions to the cultural and historic record is crucial to empowering people with disabilities. Discussants are documentary filmmaker Regan Brashear, filmmaker/ artist Lisa Ganser, artist/ curator Cara E. Levine, poet/ performance artist Leroy Moore, photographer/ disability rights activist Anthony Tusler, and community activist/ oral historian Alice Wong. Moderated by artist Jennifer Justice. Lecture Hall, Level 1, OMCA