The Art of Disability Justice Now Opening Night Celebration at Mill City Museum

Opening Night Celebration: The Art of Disability Justice Now


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704 South 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States

Cost

Free

About This Event

Join the opening night of The Art of Disability Justice Now, a disability community-centered exhibition that is curated and organized by AmplifyMN: A Disability Justice Collective and University of Minnesota students. The evening's festivities feature local disability performing artists beginning at 6:30 pm. A community art project and refreshments will be available throughout the night to help celebrate the opening of The Art of Disability Justice Now. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Opening night will feature performances by:

  • Said Shaiye
  • Molly Joyce
  • Alison Bergblom Johnson
  • Houa Moua
  • Ocean C. Poet

5:30 pm — Doors Open
6:30–8:15 pm — Main Program, Local Disability Performing Artists
9 pm — Evening Ends

This event will be available to attend in person or virtually.
For those planning to attend the event virtually, we will send Zoom information via email to all who RSVP using the Eventbrite registration form. The virtual event will begin on Zoom at 6:30 pm

Access:
The opening night program will be accompanied by CART, and comfortable seating. A sensory room, accessible bathrooms, and designated access liaisons will be available throughout the evening. In order to create a safe, inclusive, and scent-free environment, we ask that all attendees wear masks, if medically able, and avoid perfumed products.

Regrettably, the ASL interpreting we had scheduled for this evening can no longer provide services. We have called every agency and individual we could,but have not been able to find available interpreters. We sincerely apologize to our d/Deaf community members. While not a substitute, we will have real-time captioning for the program. 

To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact info@amplifymn.org

Learn more at disabilityjusticeart.com. Please refer to this document for FAQs.

Community-curated by AmplifyMN: A Disability Justice Collective and the students in AH 5950, Curating Disability Justice (UMN-Twin Cities).

The Art of Disability Justice Now is organized in partnership with and supported by the Liberal Arts Engagement Hub, the Minnesota Historical Society, University Libraries, the Critical Disability Studies Collective, The University of Minnesota Imagine Fund, UMN Department of Art History, Minnesota Transform, The Minnesota Council on Disability, and The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts. Funding provided by the State of Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment, through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008, and our generous donors and members.

Funding provided by the State of Minnesota's Legacy Amendment, through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008, and our generous donors and members.

The exhibit will be located in the museum’s central Mill Commons, and is free and open to the public during regular museum hours through November 3, 2024.

Information about the exhibit, The Art of Disability Justice Now:
The Art of Disability Justice Now is a disability community-centered exhibition that is curated, organized, and supported by artists, activists, and community organizers to serve as a snapshot of what Disability Justice is now in the Twin Cities and why it’s important.

Inspired by the principles of the Disability Justice Movement, this exhibition deliberately centers the narratives and leadership of individuals who have historically been most marginalized within the mainstream Disability Rights Movement, including BIPOC, queer, trans, and immigrant disabled people. Here, community is foregrounded as both a noun and a verb where collective liberation is achieved by both being in community and through the ongoing process of building community via mutual support and care networks. As an unapologetic gathering together of disabled people, our family, and our allies, this exhibition makes space to imagine a radical politics of change-making through ongoing and deep dialogue about disabled life and Disability Justice in the Twin Cities. We are dreaming together “what is yet-to-be.”

Exhibiting artists: AK Garski, Alison Bergblom Johnson, Donna Ray, Drew Maude-Griffin, Emma MacLean, HML, Janice Essick, Jamie Kubat, Madison Elyse Rubenstein, Zoe Cinel, Taja Will, May Ling Kopecky, Ocean C. Poet, and Trista Marie McGovern.

Event Type:
  • Lectures & Talks
  • Music, Films, Performances

Cost

Free

Questions? Contact us.