Lots of Exciting Upcoming Events

November is going to be a great month. There are at least six great events worth checking out. If you know of more, please let us know and we will add them to the November calendar! Here’s what we have so far:

Let’s Talk About Sex – The Rose Centre for Young Adults with Disabilities

WHAT?: An evening of discussion on disability and sex, including fears, advantages and the fun stuff

WHEN?: Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 7:30-9:30pm

WHERE?: Room 560, SHE Building, Ryerson University (99 Gerrard St. E)

EXTRA STUFF: ASL interpretation provided, Attendant care provided, accessible washrooms on-site, short walk from Dundas Subway Station

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Stolen Bodies, Reclaimed Bodies – Guelph Festival of Moving Media

“Digital Stories made in partnership with the Center for Digital Storytelling”

WHAT?: Disabled people have been characterized as freak or villain, put on display or hidden away. This collection of short films demonstrates, just as the disabled body has been stolen, it can also be reclaimed (Eli Clare). These 12 short digital stories, made by women with disabilities and differences over just one weekend, are fierce examples of how to talk back to cultural representations.

WHEN?: Saturday, November 3rd, 3 pm

WHERE?: Ed Video Media Arts Centre, 40 Baker Street, 2nd floor – Guelph, ON

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Artists’ Health Centre Open House – Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre

WHAT?:  The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre is marking 10 years of helping artists create art. We’ve had 18,326 patient visits over the past decade, so we’ve decided to take an afternoon off and celebrate. Please join us for our Open House – take a tour, meet our practitioners and hear what the Artists’ Health Centre means to our patients. Light refreshments will be served and you can enjoy a dance demonstration in our Movement Assessment Studio.

WHEN?: Tuesday, November 6th, from 11:30am – 2:30pm

WHERE?: The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre – Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street (at Dundas) West Wing 3rd Floor

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 Chapter One – The Visual Storytelling Club Art Show

WHAT?: The CICE program provides a college experience for adults with intellectual disabilities. The Visual Storytelling Club is an optional, extra-curricular activity for CICE students led by Anne Zbitnew, School of Media Studies faculty and Jennifer Chatsick, CICE Integration Facilitator. Students are inspired to create art that invites and encourages visual communication and explores expressive communication, using a variety of mediums such as photography, Adobe Photoshop, collage, drawing, and even iPads.

WHEN?: Thursday, November 8th, 4:00-6:30pm; Exhibit runs November 1-15, Monday to Friday: 12-5pm

WHERE?: The L Space Gallery, Lakeshore Commons Room L-1002, Humber College Lakeshore Campus: 21 Colonel Samuel Smith Dr.

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Talking Movement – Picasso Pro

WHAT?:  A unique dancework under development, choreographed by Miriam Rother in collaboration with 11 dancers and percussionist Walter Maclean. Talking Movement began with a search for ways to communicate individual perception of and experience in this world. We further explore the longing for effective communication in regard to meeting and parting, whether a casual lighting upon or deliberate encounter, a simple separation or turbulent rupture. The movement language has been developed over time with the group. Performers are: Melissa Addison-Webster, Sheila Boyd, Mark Brose, Wanda Fitzgerald, Durelle Harford McAllister, Anna MacLean, Heryka Miranda, Peter Owusu-Ansah, Jenelle Rouse, Ali Saeedi, Luka Sidavaricius. Talking Movement moves towards full production in 2013. A brief Talkback [with ASL Interpreters] will follow the performance.

WHEN?: Sunday, November 11th, 4:00pm

WHERE?: Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor)

By invite only. Enquiries to Rose Jacobson, 416-536-7522 or jacobsonr@sympatico.ca

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Passionflower – Rendezvous With Madness and Abilities Arts Festival Co-Presentation

WHAT?: A film by Shelagh Carter, 90 minutes, English, Feature, Toronto Premiere, Rated 14A

Synopsis: Set in the 1960s, Passionflower conveys the real impact of bipolar disorder on the dynamic of an average family. A distinct historical element presents audiences with an important exposure to the experience of mental illness in a different time. Through differing gendered pressures and coping mechanisms, the diverse perspectives within the family add an interesting dimension to the plot. InPassionflower, we follow a dysfunctional family on their path towards healing.

WHEN?: Wednesday, November 14th, 6:30pm

WHERE?: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Reitman Square

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