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Self- & Community Care Night (Hybrid Event)
February 27 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Join us for an evening of peer-led wellness opportunities! This event is hybrid and can be attended in person or virtually.
5:00-6:00PM: Meditation and Adaptive Yoga
- A brief conversation about self and community care will introduce the evening. Following this, Access Living’s own Ryan McGraw will be leading us in an adaptive yoga and meditation session.
6:00-7:00PM: Community Coloring
- Let’s color together using the recently released “Disability Justice from A to Z” coloring book.
- Joining us virtually? Download and print the first three pages of the coloring book so you can participate from home.
- (Access Living has purchased 25 copies of “Disability Justice from A to Z” and will be handing them out to in-person participants on a first-come first-served basis!)
ASL interpretation and live auto captioning (in Zoom) will be provided.
Access Living is a scent-free building. Please refrain from wearing scented products, such as scented lotion, perfume and cologne.
All areas of the building are wheelchair accessible.
Please note that masks are required for entry into the Access Living building and must be worn at all times. You will also be asked to show proof of vaccination (if vaccinated) and to complete a health screener upon entry into the building.
Contact email@example.com with questions and and access requests.
This event is brought to you by the Arts and Culture Project at Access Living, an independent living center for people with disabilities, Bodies of Work: Network of Disability Art and Culture, Shirley Ryan Abilities Lab, and the Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL), a teaching lab housed under the department of art therapy and counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
As a platform for creative disability art and advocacy projects, DCAL uses a peer support and collective care model in which disability community members from Access Living and art therapy graduate students collaborate as disability culture makers for social change. Bodies of Work is a part of the Department of Disability and Human Development within the College of Applied Health Sciences at University of Illinois-Chicago.
“The contents of this event were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RTCP0005). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this event do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.”
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.