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Dis/Rep Workshop

Dis/Rep (Disability/Representation) is a yearly series of virtual dialogues focused on Disability, accessibility, and culture. It is currently co-produced by The Curiosity Paradox, Calling Up Justice, and Catalyst Consulting Associates LLC.

Save The Dates

Our upcoming live sessions for Dis/Rep 2024 will be: 

  • Sunday, May 19, 12pm to 2pm PDT
  • Sunday, May 26, 12pm to 2pm PDT
  • Sunday, June 2, 12pm to 2pm PDT
  • Sunday, June 9, 12pm to 2pm PDT

We currently have archives for our yearly workshops from 2020 through 2023. Please register for access to this archive.

If you hit barriers while using the site and need support, please feel free to email us at [email protected].

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Dis/Rep Archive

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We estimate filling this out and completing registration could take 5 to 20 minutes.

Tell us who you are, where you live, and how we can make this workshop accessible for you.

After you register, you will be taken to a page with instructions on how to finish registering. You will also get two emails: the first will invite you to set up a password, the second will have more details about accessing the Dis/Rep Workshop Archive.

Dis/Rep Registration

About Dis/Rep Workshop

Dis/Rep (Disability/Representation) is a yearly series of live virtual engagements focused on Disability, accessibility, and culture that began in 2020 as a relaunch of the program started by Disability Art and Culture Project. This experiential learning space is designed as a cross-disability, anti-ableist, anti-racist, queer- and trans-positive space, centering the needs, voices, and cultures of disabled people.

Dis/Rep Workshop is the home of all past and current years of this program.

Dis/Rep 2023: Holding Us Together

Explore ways to organize community and event spaces with Cross-Disabled leadership. The source text is The Future Is Disabled by Leah Lakshmi-Piepzna Samarasinha. 6 sessions. 2 hours each. 12 hours total.

Dis/Rep 2022: Liberating Words

Go in depth on key concepts in Disability Justice and Racial Justice movements. Source texts are a selection of readings by movement leaders. 5 sessions. 2 hours each. 10 hours total.

Dis/Rep 2021: #AccessIsLove In Action

Gain introductory skills on how to host accessible events. The source text is Disability Intersectionality Summit’s “Ways to Start: Creating Access.” 6 sessions, 2 hours each. 12 hours total.

Dis/Rep 2020: Resisting Police Violence and Reading the DJ Primer

Learn Disability Justice principles and resistance strategies from the 2020 protests of state violence against Black people. Source text Disability Justice Primer. 3 sessions, two hours each. 6 hours total.


How We Are Funded

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Office of Community and Civic Life

Dis/Rep is available free to members of the public living in Portland, Oregon thanks to funding from the City of Portland Office of Community and Civic Life.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in Dis/Rep do not necessarily represent those of the City of Portland.


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