Disability and Arts Advocates presents “All Means All,” exploring cultural inclusiveness for people with disabilities
Detroit: Thanks to a grant from the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition, poetry will be front and center at the Detroit Opera House on Thursday, April 19, 2012, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm when Matrix Theatre Company, the Michigan Opera Theatre, and the Detroit Disabilities Justice Coalition lead audience participants to explore the concepts of the arts and disability culture. Inclusive Culture is rooted in the belief that all people have creativity, dignity, and voice and that a truly inclusive culture creates opportunities for this beautiful diversity to be celebrated and shared.
This is the first in a series events designed to bring together cultural and community activists and community members for the purpose of creating an important dialogue designed to give meaning to inclusive culture, disability participatory justice and foster understanding between those with and without disabilities.
The evening will feature poetry readings by youth from Detroit’s InsideOut and a unique filmed presentation by deaf poet Peter Cook and hearing poet Kenny Lerner. In addition to the performances, there will be workshops, storytelling and discussion, along with light snacks. All subsequent events will focus on other art forms and will take place the third Thursday of each month through June at the Detroit Opera House located at 1526 Broadway, Detroit.
Suggested donation is $5 - $10. Call 313 967 0999 to R.S.V.P. or for further information. Funding for the All Means All events has been made possible with support from the Michigan Disabilities Rights Coalition, the Jewish Fund, and MetLife.