DisVisibility Week: March 25-29

March 22, 2019 at 09:00 am

Hosted by MSU Maccess, DisVisibility Week is a series of open and closed events by and for disabled individuals that aims to provide learning experiences and opportunities for advocacy organizing and networking.

“DisVisibility week for us is about creating space for disabled students and students with disabilities to find community and share their lived experiences,” says Maccess Coordinator, Hilary Zorgdrager. “It’s also an opportunity for us to educate the wider McMaster community about the unique experiences of disabled students and students with disabilities.”

Support 1D03, a crash course in offering peer support to friends who experience disability, is happening on Monday, March 25 from 11:30am to 1:30pm in MUSC 311/313. This event is open to all students who are interested in critically engaging with the ways peers support can be provided.

On Tuesday, March 26 from 11:30am to 1:30pm in Celebration Hall, Race and Disability: Beyond a One-Dimensional Framework features the Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO), who will present and facilitate a discussion on the intersections of race/racialization, disability, and gender for all members of the McMaster community.

Thinking About Graduate Studies Workshop Part IIis an event for disabled students, taking place on Wednesday, March 27 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm in MUSC B111. This session builds on questions and themes from the previous Disability Discussion on Thinking About Graduate School on February 5. Food will be provided for those attending.

An Alumni Mixer for current and past McMaster students with disabilities is occurring on Wednesday, March 27 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Grind. This event will be a community gathering with the opportunity to share experiences after graduation. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for guests.

On Thursday, March 28 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm in IAHS 358, there will be a screening and discussions of Unrest, an award-winning documentary that details the life of Jennifer Brea, a PhD student at Harvard, who was left bedridden due to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Snacks and refreshments will be available.

Lastly, Surviving the Apocalypse will take place on Friday, March 29 from 11:30am to 1:30pm in MUSC 318. This in information session is open to all and will focus on navigating the current socio-political climate. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be provided.

Additional details, including accessibility information for each event, can be found on the Facebook event page.

For more information, please contact:

Hilary Zorgdrager
Maccess Coordinator

(905) 525 9140 ext. 27202

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