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March For a New Accessibility

Vancouver-based social practice artist Carmen Papalia is undertaking a cross-country, movement-building campaign to challenge the prevailing paradigm for accessibility. Papalia’s ideas are grounded in his own experiences of access as a non-visual learner and in the inflexible institutional support services that routinely disempower the people they are intended to serve.

On June 25, Papalia invites you to March for a New Accessibility. Join the artist in solidarity and march for Open Access, a new model that suggests we become accountable to each other rather than to governmental or institutional policy in matters of access and support. 

2 PM: Free sign-making/noisemaker workshop at the OAG Annex Gallery at City Hall.
3 PM: March leaves City Hall, moving along to Mac Hall at the Bronson Centre. 

The march will culminate in a short talk at Mac Hall at the Bronson Centre, in which the artist will address the Canadian government’s planned legislation for a so-called Accessible Canada.

A ramp-accessible parade float will be joining us on the route. Walk, roll or ride the float!

City Hall and the Bronson Centre are accessible venues with accessible public transportation nearby. 

LOCATION: The performance starts from Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West.

ASL interpretation will be available during the performance. Thank you Possible Worlds for collaborating with us on creating an edition of Risograph printed protest signs for the march!

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