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Entwining Social Justice with Social Policy: Empathy in our Pandemic Environment
Co-Moderated by Sean Lee
Artist participants: Ezra Benus, Hayley Cranberry Small and Alex Dolores Salerno.

COVID-19 has foregrounded a number of ways that ableism is deeply embedded in public policy, and mainstream culture. From eugenic triage protocols, to neglectful long term care homes and inadequate supports for disabled folks, the hashtag #MyDisabledLifeIsWorthy illuminates the ways disabled people are constantly under attack. In facing the failures of public policy, disabled people have been helping one another survive this pandemic in innovate and caring ways – with disabled mutual aid providing support when none other is given. Artists Ezra Benus, Alex Dolores Salerno and Hayley Cranberry Small explore the nuances of their works to consider how concepts of care, social policy, and social justice are entwined by bringing their intersectional lived experiences navigating a world built without them in mind. Each artist will give a 10-minute presentation on their work by sharing their screen on Zoom, and this will be followed by a Q&A led by Sean Lee, Director of Programming at Tangled Art + Disability.

This Mini-Symposium is presented by the Art Gallery of Windsor; Tangled Art + Disability; Health Equity and Social Inclusion Interdisciplinary Research Group and the Disability Studies Program, School of Social Work, University of Windsor.

ASL interpretation and automatic closed-captions will be available during the panel.

Apr 12, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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