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#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Director Sins Invalid, Patty Berne - Disability Justice & Climate Chaos in Performing Arts

Poster image - Patty Berne
3 Dec 2021
1 - 2:30pm Friday 3 December
Join Touch Compass for #a11yArts with Patty Berne, co-founder of the Disability Justice movement and co-director of Sins Invalid to hear about disability justice & climate chaos in performing arts
Event type: 
Cultural, Theatre, Workshop/Seminar
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
online
Region: 
Online

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#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Director Sins Invalid, Patty Berne - Disability Justice & Climate Chaos in Performing Arts

Join Touch Compass for the fifth webinar in our fabulous series #a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series featuring Patty Berne, co-founder of the Disability Justice movement and co-director of Sins Invalid, a disability justice-based performance organisation in San Francisco, California.

Patty will be speaking about what approaching disability arts looks like from
a social justice angle, and how disabled people are surviving and
thriving during climate chaos. She will be joined in this kōrero by
Touch Compass Artistic Direction Panel member Suzanne Cowan, PhD Dance
Studies,as well as other energised activists and performers from Sins
Invalid.

After the conversation, there will be plenty of time for Q&A to
ask your burning questions and to discover more about disability justice
and climate chaos in performing arts!

This webinar will be New Zealand Sign Language interpreted.

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About Patty Berne -

Patty Berne is the Co-Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of Sins
Invalid, a disability justice-based performance project centralizing disabled
artists of color and queer and gender non-conforming artists with
disabilities. Berne’s experiences as a Japanese-Haitian queer disabled
woman provides grounding for her work creating “liberated zones” for
marginalized voices. They are widely recognized for their work to establish
the framework and practice of disability justice.

Berne’s training in clinical psychology focused on trauma and healing
for survivors of interpersonal and state violence. Their professional
background includes advocacy for immigrants who seek asylum due to war
and torture, community organizing within the Haitian diaspora,
international support work for the Guatemalan democratic movement, work
with incarcerated youth toward alternatives to the criminal legal
system, offering mental health support to survivors of violence, and
advocating for LGBTQI and disability perspectives within the field of
reproductive genetic technologies.