This June: Building Intersectional Disability Communities Through Art + Conversation Series


May 27, 2021 | by Amber Smock

June 2021: Building Intersectional Disability Communities Through Art + Conversation Series

Creative space is important for advocates too!

As some of you know, Access Living has an Arts & Culture initiative supporting disability community building, and today, we’d like to share an amazing new series:

This June, join us for our Healing Illinois series to advance racial equity and build community through conversation and art for disabled people of color.

This series features conversations and art workshops with disabled artists of color reflecting on three themes:

  1. Remembering people we lost through police violence and racism/ableism
  2. Intersectionality of race, disability, and LGBTQ+
  3. Freedom and celebration of intersectional identities

Conversation Series Dates:

All conversations are from 6 to 7:30pm Central. Register by clicking on the links below.

Creative Advocacy Art Workshop Series Dates:

All Creative Advocacy Art Workshops are from 1:30pm to 3pm Central. Limit to 10 participants per date.

We will be announcing the list of artists very soon! Stay tuned.

Accessibility Information:
ASL Interpreters and live captioning will be provided. If there are additional accommodations that you would like for us to address, email Timotheus at or Kelly at

University of Illinois Chicago Institute on Disability and Human Development (UIC IDHD), Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition (Chicagoland DPOCC), Access Living, and Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL), Department of Art Therapy and Counseling at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Generous funding from Healing Illinois.

Here is the link to DCAL events on Facebook