Thursday January 30, 2020
6 – 10:00 pm at Strathearn Centre (Café-bar)
3680 Jeanne Mance St, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2K5
This event is FREE to attend!
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In January, we are bringing together the threads of these conversations in a panel discussion that will connect artists with tangible community resources. This panel addresses scarcity and access to resources, as well as creative solutions that foster space for individual and community well-being.
The Access & Alternatives panel will feature Courtney Kirkby, representing the Tiger Lotus Co-operative Wellness Centre. Courtney will speak about the Tiger Lotus Centre’s alternative access models for complementary medicine to reach under-served populations, and reduce the load on an overburdened provincial health system.
Joining Courtney Kirby is Montreal-based journalist Aimee Louw, whose work intersects with accessibility, disability justice, sexuality, and undoing settler fantasies. Aimee will speak about developing creative communities with the politics of accessibility justice and social support networks, and how normalizing accessible spaces is an act of community care and individual wellbeing.
Also on the panel is Lisa Ndejuru, who works with survivors of organized violence to create accessible, non-medicalized, scalable strategies for healing and change after trauma and dislocation. Lisa Ndejuru is a transdisciplinary PhD candidate at Concordia University and is a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec, with certifications in Moreno psychodrama and third-party neutral conflict resolution. She is a skilled practitioner of playback theatre and co-founded the Montreal-based Living Histories Ensemble. Born in Rwanda, she has served the Rwandan diaspora in North America for more than 20 years as an organizer, researcher and activist. Her extensive experimentation with storytelling, play and improvised theatre aims for individual and collective meaning-making and empowerment in the aftermath of large-scale political violence.