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Crip Wishes: Mail Art Workshops
December 13, 2021 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
For our December Mental Health Support Group series, we are offering a two-part mail art workshop series called “Crip Wishes” that will focus on creating and sending mail art to other group participants. The mail art will be themed around a new year’s “wish” for a randomly matched workshop participant and will be mailed out via USPS. The hope is to spread some holiday cheer and connect with one another through physical, one-of-a-kind art even when we cannot gather in person.
Please register to attend and bring some found art materials such as old greeting cards, postcards, collage clippings, stickers, paint, etc.! You can attend one or both workshops.
Monday, December 20th from 5:00-6:30 pm
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Contact: Bri Beck <email@example.com>
Organizers: Arts and Culture Project at Access Living, an independent living center for people with disabilities, Bodies of Work, and the Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL), a joint project of Access Living and the department of art therapy and counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. DCAL is a platform for creative advocacy projects and disability allyship training. Using a peer support and collective care model, disability community members and art therapy graduate students collaborate as disability culture makers for social change.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and by a federal grant awarded to the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab.
The contents of this program were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RTCP0005). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.