September 12th (6pm – 8:30pm)
As designers we ask ourselves many questions when creating a new poster, flier, or graphic. Who is the audience? What is the action we want people to take when they see my final product? What emotion or goal do I want to convey with this graphic? But one we all to often forget to ask ourselves is can everybody access my graphic equally?… Things such as colour palette, font and layout can either inhibit or encourage accessibility by taking into account the variety of access needs that people have in our society.
Bio: Victoria is a graphic and web designer with 15 years of experience having worked on and produced hundreds of projects from posters, logos, flyers, digital graphics, advocacy resources, social media designs, websites and beyond.Victoria works to incorporate the cultures of design and coding in the service of social justice having used her design and web skills to help various non-profit organizations, social and environmental justice projects get their message out. Currently she works full-time as a digital graphic designer and continues to freelance. She studied International Development Studies at York University, Web Design, Development and Maintenance at Humber College and Digital Media at OCAD University.
Join Students for Barrier-free Access (SBA) for an informational workshop for disabled students and student advocates. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, full-time or part-time, new or returning, an international or transfer student, this session is for you! Come meet other disabled students and SBA members, have a snack, and learn more about self-advocacy and resources for disabled students on campus.
Topics covered at the workshop:
– Brief introduction to disability justice
– Know Your Rights as a disabled student
– Navigating academic accomodations
– Self-advocacy tips generated by our student community
– Introduction to campus resources and services for disabled students
– Introduction to Students for Barrier-Free Access’ resources and services
Date: Wednesday September 19, 2018
Free! Everyone welcome!
Accessible and all-gender washroom located on the same floor as the event room.
Please note that this will be a scent-free space.
If you require ASL interpretation for this workshop please contact Nadia at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 4, 2018.
This workshop is part of a series of events for DisOrientation 2018 Our Voices, Our Time held from Wednesday September 12 – Saturday September 30.
Come to North Borden and explore, draft, read and print your way through three floors of media and literature based activities. With a focus on centering voices often left out of the conversation, OPIRG Toronto, First Nations House – University of Toronto, Indigenous Waves, Centre for Women and Trans People at the University of Toronto, APUS – Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students, and the Ciimaan/Kahuwe’ya/Qajaq Indigenous language initiative at Indigenous Studies Students’ Union – University of Toronto present a night celebrating the different opportunities and resources students and community members can access through our spaces and services. Prioritizing the voices, art and media of Indigenous, POC, Disabled, Queer and Trans folks we will be hosting Research Bingo with First Nations House (scour First Nation House’s and OPIRG/CWTP’s libraries and APUS’s Student Movement Paper archives to find clues and win a prize pack!), Zine Stamping and Screen Printing with the Indigenous Language Initiative at ISSU and OPIRG, Button Making and Zine Assembly with CWTP, and lastly a Live Podcasting Radio Session featuring a special guest and the crew of Indigenous Waves!
Along with activities we will also have several social justice oriented and local grassroots publications from the UofT and surrounding community tabling and showcasing their books, zines and other art and publications! Tablers will include UC Gargoyle, Sba Centre, Shift, The Newspaper – U of T’s Independent Paper, Upping the Anti, UnderCurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies and more! If you’d like to table for your publication as well please reach out to opirg.toronto[at]gmail.com no later than September 1st
Dinner and TTC tokens provided. North Borden is an accessible building. We have an elevator to all floors and wheel chair ramp with powered door in the rear of the building
This event is part of DisOrientation 2018 – Our Voices, Our Time
Event admission is $10 general admission, $5 students/members/seniors/underemployed, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds
Cinema Politica’s The Next 150: Documentary Futurism
The Next 150 project seeks to usher in a new kind of filmmaking that brings actuality into conversation with speculation, realism with fantasy. Taking inspiration from Afro-futurism, Indigenous futurism, speculative fiction and non-fiction, Cinema Politica has commissioned 15 short films to inaugurate this new genre. Works created under the rubric of documentary futurism deploy filmmaking approaches and contexts associated with documentary in order to imagine, speculate and represent a “Canada” of the future.
The program will be a 60-70min curated selection from the 15 brand new films produced in this innovative commissioned program.
We will be releasing the full schedule of 15 films we will screen shortly. We will be screening imaginative and sci-fi documentary shorts that tackle important issues facing Canada today and into the future, centering BIPOC filmmakers and filmmakers.
More info about the Documentary Futurism project can be found here: https://www.documentaryfuturism.ca/