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AGO Library X Tangled Art + Disability X Bodies In Translation Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Artist Vanessa Dion Fletcher and an audience member seated next to each other look at a book together. Vanessa holds the book open in her lap while the audience member points at something in the book.

Finding Language, Cripping the Arts Symposium 2019. Photo by Michelle Peek Photography and courtesy of Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology & Access to Life, Re•Vision: The Centre for Art & Social Justice at the University of Guelph.

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Special Events

AGO Library X Tangled Art + Disability X Bodies In Translation Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

January 20-22, 2022

Join the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives, Tangled Art + Disability, and Bodies in Translation for a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to increase Wikipedia content on disability arts and artists in Canada. This event will take place virtually, with the opportunity to connect in the virtual networking space Gather Town. This edit-a-thon is part of Practicing the Social: Entanglements of Art and Justice, a free online arts-based gathering taking place January 20-22, 2022.

No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary – tutorials and suggested topics can be found ahead of time here and one-on-one coaching will be available during the Thursday session.You can create a Wikipedia account in advance and sign up on the event dashboard, or we can help you do both those things during the supported editing session.

Schedule of Events

  • Gather Town Navigation & Access Support Drop-in: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
  • Supported Wikipedia Editing Session: Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
  • Wikipedia Q&A Session: Friday, January 21, 2022 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
  • Independent Wikipedia Editing: Ongoing during and after the gathering

Accessibility

The event will take place in the virtual networking space Gather Town. ASL and live chat options will be provided. Unfortunately, the Gather Town platform is not screen reader friendly. Therefore, access requests for this event can be made through the registration process, so that we have visual access ushers available to support you on your journey through this platform. For more information about Gather Town accessibility, visit Practicing the Social’s Access Guide to Gather Town.


Tangled Art + Disability  is a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community, and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mandate is to support Disabled, D/deaf, chronically ill, neurodiverse, k/crip, mad, sick, & spoonie artists, to cultivate Disability Arts in Canada, and to increase opportunities for everyone to participate in the arts.

Co-led by Drs. Carla Rice (University of Guelph) and Eliza Chandler (X University), Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life (BIT), is a multidisciplinary, university-community research project that at its core, aims to cultivate and research activist art. In this project, ‘activist art’ refers to: disability art, Deaf art, Mad art, aging and e/Elder art, fat art, from a decolonizing and cripped lens.  We believe that activist art holds the power to represent these aggrieved communities who are routinely represented as non-vital, a representation that often produces violent and even deadly effects– differently; as artistic, creative, agentive, political, community-connected, and full of vitality.

Hosted by Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice at the University of Guelph with Bodies in TranslationPracticing the Social: Entanglements of Art and Justice will showcase academic and artistics practices, performances, and works that engage in non- or anti-normative art and cultural production (fat art, aging art); decolonizing and Indigenizing themes/processes; gender and sexuality; difference and identity; Indigenous, Black, queer, trans, and crip pasts, presents and futures; Black feminism and intersectionality; crip and queer culture, access, and activism; and more. Visit the Practicing the Social website to learn more about the gathering.

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