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How to Make Your Own Word Scavenger Hunt with Vanessa Dion Fletcher

October 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to key aspects of Vanessa Dion Fletcher’s practice and research that went into making “Finding Language: A Word Scavenger Hunt”, a performance that examines the intersections between Indigenous language, neurodiversity, and learning disability. Participants will work towards making their own word scavenger hunt that responds to individual subjectivities, politics, and languages.

This event will take place at Paperhouse Studio which is located on the south side of the first floor at Artscape Youngplacea wheelchair accessible building with a ramp at the 180 Shaw Street doors, and an accessible washroom on every level. Gendered multi-stall washrooms are also on every level, and single stall family washrooms are available on levels 2 and 3. All levels are accessible via elevator and stairs. The TTC’s 63 Ossington bus stops at Queen and Shaw and is wheelchair accessible.

CDCC seeks to facilitate a scent-free environment in order to reduce barriers to access for people with chemical sensitivities, and we ask all participants to kindly refrain from using or wearing scented products or materials in advance of and during this and other events. Please read more information of the importance of going scent free here: https://www.criticaldistance.ca/about/about-us/accessibility/

CDCC will provide ASL interpretation and attendant care during this workshop. Childcare can also be made available if needed— please inquire.

For these and any other access inquiries, please contact us at emily@criticaldistance.ca as far in advance as possible so that we can make arrangements to meet your needs. Late-breaking requests will also be accepted and we will always do our best to meet them but these will be subject to availability at the time of the request. Questions are welcome. Supporting your access is our priority.

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Paperhouse Studio
180 Shaw Street
Toronto, Ontarui M6J 2W5 Canada
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