Weekly Events Roundup
As always, these events are not endorsed by us in any way, and unfortunately I can’t tell you any more about them than what is at the applicable links.
Also, things are a little wonky on my end because of Hurricane Earl, but both Don and I are fine, having made it back to our apartment during a lull in the storm. But I’m a bit scattered right now!
Memorial Wall Plaques Dedicated to Patient Labourers Past
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the oldest part of the patient built boundary wall, constructed in 1860, which stands on the south side of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) at 1001 Queen Street West, Toronto. These patient-built walls, along with the 1888-89 walls on the east and west sides, are a testament to the abilities of people whose unpaid labour was central to the operation of asylums in the Province of Ontario during the 19th & 20th centuries.
Join us as we unveil a series of nine memorial plaques in remembrance.
Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
Corner of Queen Street West and Shaw Street.
A tour of the wall and all nine plaques will follow the dedication ceremony.
Sponsored by Psychiatric Survivor Archives, Toronto (PSAT), CAMH,
and the generous support of many community donors.
For more information or media inquiries, please call 416-595-6015; 416-661-9975. (via NEADS)
The Lancaster Disability Studies Conference is taking place 7-9th September 2010. Over 150 presenters will be giving papers and showing posters.
There will be a live webcast of the keynote sessions which can be can be viewed at http://www.lancs.ac.uk/iss/digital/disability/
The recordings will also be made available on the conference website afterwards http://www.lancs.ac.uk/disabilityconference/
Tuesday 7 September 2010
11.30-12.30 Plenary – Caroline Gooding
17.30-18.30 Plenary – Liz Crow
Wednesday 8 September 2010
9.30-10.30 Plenary – Ruth Gould
13.30-14.30 Plenary – Adolf Ratzka
Thursday 9 September 2010
11.30-12.30 Plenary – Alana Officer
Details about the plenary talks and the full book of abstracts are available on the conference website.
Registration is open for the Currents in the Mainstream conference:
The MeCCSA Disability Studies Network presents a conference on current images of disability at De Montfort University, Leicester on the 22nd September from 9-30/10.00 until 4-30. This day conference aims to re-visit and re-evaluate the complex issues at stake in contemporary representations of disability and impairment from a variety of critical perspectives, investigating both continuities and new trends in representing disability.
Presenters include Paul Darke, Debs Williams and Sonali Shah.Papers
/presentations will include work on televison, film, journalism and
performance. For more details please see Currents in the Mainstream
Conference: ‘Diversity in Quality of Life’
December 2-4 2010
VU University, Amsterdam
Disability Studies in Nederland wants to celebrate its first anniversary and the start of its research program with an international conference in cooperation with VU University, which supports this event as part of the lustrum agenda Freedom and Responsibility, on occasion of its 130th birthday. To promote the disability studies approach in The Netherlands the conference will focus on a key concept in mainstream academic approaches to disability, namely ‘quality of life’. It raises the question of how this concept can be used in a disability studies perspective.
ENIL invites you to an international conference co-organized with YHD (Association for the culture and theory of handicap), 8 & 9 September 2010, Ljlubljana, Slovenia
The conference will be implemented under the
EDFEO programme for the year 2010 (European driving force for equal opportunities), within which YHD is coordinating the Eastern European group.
Location: City Hotel, Dalmatinova 15, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Mad Gifts: An Art Show
An exhibition of inspired artwork by Icaristas throughout the Northeast; a celebration of our visionary talents and community; a fundraiser; and an opportunity to share TIP with others.
November 5, 2010 – December 7, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, November 5, 7PM-9PM
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: October 1
Feel free to keep us updated on events!