The objective of this focus group is to discuss ways Art-Reach can better serve the disability community to obtain access to the arts, raise awareness for barriers preventing individuals from engaging in the arts and gauge interest in memberships for individuals to access various cultural institutions in the greater Philadelphia region. The Art Access Focus Group will be led by a research team, Compass Pro-Bono Consulting Group and observed by Executive Director of Art-Reach, John Orr.
Let’s Talk about Disabled Sex is full day workshop geared towards people with disabilities, but this is an inclusive day. The morning is focused on basics, or sex 101. Participants will work in groups to explore anatomy, LGBTQIA+ terminology, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, and STD/STI prevention. The afternoon are two panel discussions, types of consent and media (mis)Representation of disability and sex. They will discuss self pleasure and why it is important to know how you like your body to feel. The last workshop is provided by Sexploratorium/Passional Boutique. They will present participants with adult toys and gear that can be used to have more pleasurable sex, and open discussion of how to use them.
Lunch is included. This is a safe place. No pictures allowed.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities was started by the United Nations in 1992. Each year on December 3, IDPD elevates the rights of people with disabilities worldwide, sharing awareness on their cultural, economic, political and social lives.
Disability Pride Philadelphia invites you to celebrate your friends, relatives, co-workers, peers—everyone!—together, as a community. Join us for the IDPD Happy Hour on December 3, 2018, at the Prince Theater from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a performance of the ON DISPLAY installation, a commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image, and the world premiere of the ON DISPLAY GLOBAL film. All are welcome, but registration is required. Limited space, reserve your tickets NOW! Bring your print out to check in desk at Prince Theater on Dec 3rd.
This is a #ThriveWorldWide event
Off the heels of the 2018 United State of Women Summit, our friends at USOW announced an ambitious plan to spur women into action in their local communities and beyond. One of the ways in which they’re taking collective action will be at the Galvanize Program in Pennsylvania where allies will gather for a day to hear from local activists, organizers, and experts on the issues impacting women and communities in Pennsylvania and nationwide. And you’re invited! Join us in Philadelphia on November 17 at Galvanize Pennsylvania!
The day begins with a high-energy mainstage session where participants will hear from local and national leaders and includes and attendees will be able to network with organizations and individuals making an impact in different areas of gender equality.
As a community partner on the event, we have a few guest tickets available (valued at $50). Contact us if you are interested.
FREE EVENT: HLD will be performing the ON DISPLAY project in the historic Septa Suburban Station main concourse on Saturday October 27th from 12-2pm. Audience participation is welcome, bring your phones, cameras, friends and join them! They welcome your photos and selfies!!
Premiered in 2015 at Lincoln Center by Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD), ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed art exhibit/sculpture court—a commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image. Members of the disability, performance, and fashion worlds are often stared at and objectified in their daily lives. This installation addresses our propensity to judge people based on what they look like by taking us beyond the first impression.
ON DISPLAY GLOBAL (ODG) is an event in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities where many communities around the world present this sculpture court installation in their own city. It has grown from 2 cities, NYC and Hobart, Australia, in 2015 to 26 international cities in 2016. ODG’s goal is to expand to 100 cities by 2020. As we take back what it means to be stared at or to engage with an unexpected body, we collectively shift the perception of beauty.
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/680076312378723/
Of the many values Groupmuse seeks to uphold as they carry forth our mission, preeminent among them is that of inclusivity. So much of what they do is oriented around how to make this classical music a music truly for everyone — and how to cultivate an experience that is evocative and powerful on a level that is below words and that transcends the barriers that maintain the illusion of separation.
So when the prospect of throwing a Massivemuse as the opening act of the first ever 2018 Philadelphia Inclusive Arts Festival, co-organized by Groupmuse Philadelphia’s own Davinica Nemtzow, they really had no choice but to jump on it.
In Davinica’s own words, “September 6-9 will be jam-packed with art workshops, panel discussions, and community building all across our City of Brotherly Love. The goal of the festival is to highlight creative work from people of all backgrounds and abilities while encouraging each other to be inclusive allies."
You can learn more about the fest here: https://www.picatic.com/piaf18
For our September 6th overture to the Festival, they’ll be gathering the workshop of the legendary BOK -- the once-vocational school, now community art space, bar, and so much more. And they’ve enlisted the gifts of the Madkoi Quartet, who’ve prepared a program that spans the globe and includes voices that have for so long been left out of the classical canon — including a gorgeous string quartet by Florence Price an early 20th century figure who served as the first African-American woman to have a composition played by a major orchestra — a stunning accomplishment for a person who died a decade before the Civil Rights Act passed.
The evening is B.Y.O.B. and B.Y.O.Floor.Pillow.Or.Picnic.Blanket as the space is splendid but raw. Tickets are $20, but we understand that not everyone is able to afford that price point and we want you to be able to join them regardless of your financial situation. If that’s where you’re at, please email Davinica at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll find an arrangement that works for you.
Can’t wait to celebrate a City of Brotherly Love that has space for everyone with all of you!
Join us at the disability pride parade in Philadelphia on June 16th, 2018. Supported by the Mayor's Commission for People with Disabilities, this is a great opportunity to show off your disability pride. For more info, contact Vicki at email@example.com or visit www.disabilitypridephiladelphia.com
Disability Pride Philadelphia will begin at 10am at the National Constitutional Center. Opening ceremonies will include the singing of the National Anthem, speeches, and performance by local artists. The 6th annual Disability Pride Parade will head out from the NCC down Market Street converging onto City Hall and Dilworth Park for rest of the day’s activities. They will have sponsor informational tables, live performances and speeches on the Main Stage along with raffles and activities for the children.
The whole day promises to be a great event and our peers in Philadelphia do hope that you will get involved!