Program

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April 7, 2021

2:00 pm Conference Welcome

2:15 pm Enacting Disability Justice Panel

  1. Bridget M. Bartlett – Enacting Community Living in Early Modern England with Robert Armin
  2. Alina Poklad – Different images of people with disabilities in Russian cinema
  3. Noah Smith – Zombies as “Disabled” Subjects in George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead: Representations of Valuable Life
  4. Jyoti Singh – Disability Experience on Social Media as ‘Countervisuality’

3:15 pm Break

3:30 pm CreateBeing Workshop

Self & Community Care: How to support yourself while supporting others

 

April 14, 2021

2:00 pm Conference Welcome

2:15 pm Enacting Disability Justice Panel

  1. Sammy Jo Johnson -How an Ontario-based deaf and hard of hearing service provider has separated from the deaf community: A transnational analysis
  2. Madelaine Lekei – The Enabled Environment: Community-Based Approaches to Accessibility in Public Bathrooms in the Okanagan
  3. Kim Fernandes – Knowing (from) the Body: Cripping Fieldwork During and After COVID-19
  4. Annalise Clarkson – Conscious Self-Reflection for Disability Studies Researchers

3:15 pm Break

3:30 pm Keynote Dr. Shelley Tremain

Philosophy of Disability, Critical Disability Studies, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex

 

April 21, 2021

2:00 pm Conference Welcome

2:15 pm Enacting Disability Justice Panel

  1. Sidharth Shankar – The Implications of Stigma on the childhood autism experiences of parents/guardians of autistic children in contemporary Kerala, India
  2. Gentrice Petrie – Alone Again Or: Finding the Lost Autistic Girls
  3. Caitlin Manuel – Exploring Ontario’s “Health and Physical Education Curriculum” as a Vehicle for the Contemporary Institutionalization of Madness

3:15 pm Break

3:30 pm Inaugural Conference Dedicatee

A Celebration of the Work of Doctor Marcia Rioux

 

April 28, 2021

2:00 pm Conference Welcome

2:15 pm Enacting Disability Justice Panel

  1. Danielle Landry – “In the business of changing lives”: Activist knowledge-practices and the founding of Ontario’s consumer/survivor businesses
  2. Cavar – Theorizing MadCraft: Reflections & Provocations on Folio Curation
  3. Rajeshwari Nandkumar – Collective Indeterminacy, Caring Online: The Formation of Virtual Communities of Care Through Sabrina Benaim’s Online Spoken Word Poetry on Depression

3:15 pm Break

3:30 pm Keynote Dr. La Marr Jurelle Bruce

How to Go Mad: Notes Toward a Mad Methodology

 

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