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Evolving Our Power Begins May 19th

"All that you touch, you change.

All that you change, changes you.”

–Octavia Butler

Evolving Our Power: A Dis/Rep Workshop – Promo Audio

Celebrate Dis/Rep Workshop’s fifth year of revolutionary access and Disability-led learning for us and by us. Experience access negotiations, shared readings, and group discussions as we consider change as a powerful force that can make us stronger together.

Live sessions will be held on: 

  • Sunday, May 19, 12 PM to 2 PM PT
  • Sunday, May 26, 12 PM to 2 PM PT
  • Sunday, June 2, 12 PM to 2 PM PT
  • Sunday, June 9, 12 PM to 2 PM PT

Each session covers different material and doesn't have to be followed in a particular order. 

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More About This Series

Every recorded two-hour session features an embodiment warm up led by a Disabled artist, a short text read aloud by live participants, and group discussions to reflect on the reading.

You are invited to use your own personal bodymind experience of Disabling circumstances as a primary source of information. This is an anti-ableist, anti-racist, queer- and trans-positive space centering the needs and voices of multiply-marginalized Disabled folks, and is open to all.

Evolving Our Power is a co-production of The Curiosity Paradox, Calling Up Justice, and Catalyst Consulting Associates

Live Session Access

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Our Zoom sessions feature baseline access of ASL by a Deaf and hearing interpretation team, as well as automated captions.

Facilitators will describe visuals. It is ok to be off camera, and it is ok to arrive or leave at your comfort. Each session will cover different material and you may join as many as you want, or just access recordings to participate.

Agendas are sent at least a day before each session, and readings will be available before the session and read together. We also take at least one break per session.



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.

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

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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