Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New mini-documentary on The Unruly Salon

You can watch the new mini-documentary, "The Making of a Perfect Storm: The Unruly Salon", on YouTube.

The Unruly Salon says it tries to "further the discourse on diversity, humanity and civil society; contribute to a fundamental reshaping of the disability narrative; challenge ideas of ‘global citizenship’; and work to realize the full inclusion of all people.

"In the context of a burgeoning disability arts and cultural movement in Canada and internationally, the Unruly Salon Series is an historical first at UBC. Drawing from both internationally renowned scholars of disability studies and professional artists from the visual, performing, musical arts sectors, the Salons will demonstrate a belief that the pursuit of equality and inclusion is a cultural task as much as it is an academic or political one."

The Series is the creation of Dr. Leslie G. Roman, Associate Professor, Dept. of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education, in partnership with Mr. Geoff McMurchy, artistic director of S4DAC (The Society for Disability Arts and Culture) and Artistic Director for The Unruly Salon Series.