Our Journey: An Interdisciplinary Conversation with Women and Girls with Disabilities across Borders

October 22, 2019 at 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location:Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (355 Cooper St), Woodside Hall
Audience:Anyone, Carleton Community, Current Students, Faculty, Staff and Faculty
Key Contact:Xuan Thuy Nguyen
Contact Email:XuanThuyNguyen@cunet.carleton.ca

The Transforming Knowledge, Research and Activism (TDKRA) invites you to join us for our Film Screening event, entitled “Our Journey: An Interdisciplinary Conversation with Women and Girls with Disabilities across Borders”. Our Journey is a documentary film figuring the collective voice of girls and women with disabilities in Vietnam, who engage in the TDKRA project from 2017-2019. We tell stories drawn on our past and present experiences with disability, our journey against institutional racism, ableism, gender inequality, and our desire and actions to foster positive social change in the global South.

The screening will be followed by an interdisciplinary conversation about the film with Deborah Stienstra, Claudia Mitchell, Thuy Linh Dang, Landon Pearson, and Xuan Thuy Nguyen. It will also present an exhibition space with drawings and photos taken from the perspectives of women and girls with disabilities in the project.

Deborah Stienstra is Professor in Disability Studies at the Department of Political Science and Director of the Live Work Well Centre at the University of Guelph.

Claudia Mitchell is Distinguished James McGill Professor and Director of the Institute of Human Development and Well-being at McGill University.

Landon Pearson, Chair, Landon Pearson Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights, Carleton University.

Linh Dang is a young woman with disabilities studying at the Hanoi Law School, and a Research Assistant of the TDKRA project.

Xuan Thuy Nguyen is Assistant Professor in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University, and the TDKRA project’s Principal Investigator.

This event is sponsored by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Carleton University’s Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi), the Landon Pearson for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights, the Childhood and Youth Studies program, the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Institute of Human Development and Well-being at McGill University.

The event is accessible with gender-neutral washrooms. Food and refreshments will be served.

Participants who have not registered are still welcome to attend.