The Deaf, Disability, and Mad Arts Alliance of Canada is holding its first national solidarity and strategic planning retreat at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity from August 27 – September 1. The retreat, titled dis/Engaged, represents an effort by advocates to:
- Shift dis arts domain authority to qualified D/deaf, disabled and/or mad-identified arts advocates;
- Centre dis justice in all things dis arts (dis justice prioritizes decolonization, anti-racism, anti-oppression and non-normalization in dis rights);
- Forge conduits of national connection and common cause, for dis arts advocacy that extends far beyond only “access to the arts”; and
- Promote the intercultural, intersectional approaches to diversity in the arts that are common in dis arts – a highly diverse artistic domain!
DDMAAC is an ad hoc collective of diverse Deaf, Disability & Mad-identified arts advocates, many of whom have been attentive to the national movement for 15 years now, and counting!
DDMAAC cultivates conduits of cultural affinity, artistic autonomy and disability justice for Canada’s Deaf, Disability & Mad Arts Domain.
For more information, please visit: https://ddmaacretreat.weebly.com/