To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023, we present to you a day of special programming in celebration of the theme: Accessibility & Performance. Tune in this Thursday, May 18th from 11AM-7PM PST.
11:00 AM – Interview with Kyla Jamieson
CiTR’s Spoken Word Manager Hina Imam interviews disabled poet, writer, editor, facilitator, speaker, and teacher Kyla Jamieson.
12:00 PM – Performance and Interview with Rachael Ransom
CiTR’s former Accessibility Coordinator Deepi Leihl hosts musician Rachael Ransom for a performance and interview.
1:00 PM – Performance and Interview with Greg Labine
CiTR’s former Accessibility Coordinator Deepi Leihl hosts musician Greg Labine for a performance and interview.
2:00 PM – All Access Pass
All Access Pass brings you special guests Miles and Katarina from UBC players and UBC Musical Theatre respectively, to discuss their experiences in performance while having access needs. We’ll get the inside scoop on how these organizations have supported their talent, things they’ve learned along the way, and some words of wisdom for anyone with access needs hoping to join UBC performance clubs.
3:00 PM – Diagnosis Grad School and Interview with Olivia Dreisinger
CiTR Spoken Word manager Hina Imam interviews Olivia Dreisinger about her new podcast Diagnosis Grad School.
Diagnosis Grad School is a documentary podcast series exploring the many challenges disabled academics deal with inside academic institutions in the hopes of shifting the university experience for current and future disabled graduate students. Lights. Camera. Ableism!
Join your exhausted host Olivia Dreisinger as she sneaks disability past the inaccessible front steps of the Ivory Tower, and podcasts her way through grad school. https://diagnosisgradschool.com/
4:00 PM – Deepui Leihl presents Disability in Photography/Film
What is the connection between disability, accessibility, photography and the film world? CiTR’s Accessibility Collective interviews Carts of Darkness’ director, Murray Siple!
6:00 PM – All Access Pass
All Access Pass brings you even more special guests to chat about performance and accessibility. Rajat and Letizia from the UBC School of Music and Donna from UBC Musical Theatre join us for even more exclusive content on how they navigate various access needs in a performance setting. We’ll be chatting about how these organizations have supported their talent, what they’ve been able to achieve with an increased awareness for accessibility, and advice for anybody with access needs.