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Disability Arts Movement Showcase with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Wednesday February 9th , 2011 6 - 8 pm
FREE
Walker Court, Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West (at McCaul)

Disability Arts Movement Showcase with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Join the AGO Youth Council as they host a free evening of performances and dance by, for and about artists with disabilities and the growing Disability Arts Movement. Featuring new work by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and other local artists. Part of the AGO’s Free After Three program.

Wednesday February 9th , 2011
6 - 8 pm
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West (at McCaul)

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled Sri Lankan writer, teacher and cultural worker. The author of Consensual Genocide, her work has been widely anthologized. She co-founded Mangos With Chilli, the national queer and trans people of color performance tour, is a lead artist with Sins Invalid and teaches with June Jordan's Poetry for the People. In 2010, she was named one of the Feminist Press' 40 Feminists Under 40 and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her life's work is at the intersection of community accountability, disability justice, queer and trans people of color artistic community and teaching for liberation.

ABOUT THE AGO YOUTH COUNCIL

The AGO Youth Council meets weekly at the AGO to design artistic programming that is relevant and responds to the needs of youth in the GTA. The council's past projects include: The Living Room Project; Hype I, II, & III; and Metro AGO-GO: Youth Propositions for an Ideal City. The AGO Youth Council is a project of Teens Behind the Scenes at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

The AGO Youth Council and Free After Three are programs organized by the AGO's Teens Behind the Scenes and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

The AGO is always FREE AFTER THREE (3pm-close, Tuesday-Friday) for all high school students and youth associated with a youth organization. It is also always FREE after 6pm on Wednesday for the general public. Come visit the show again and again!

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  • The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation

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