Picture of the Students for Barrier-Free Access Logo. Logo includes 3 people on the left hand side of the banner holding up signs with the following symbols, Sign Language logo, a person using a wheelchair, a person using a cane.

POSTPONED: Panel – Queer & Trans BIPOC Disability Activisms

Due to unforeseen circumstances this panel discussion will be postponed. We are committed to making sure that this panel takes place and will announce a new date as soon as we can. Thank you all for your support and interest and we hope that you will join us then.

 

Queer & Trans BIPOC Disability Activisms

 

Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous and People of Colour’s (QTBIPOC) perspectives are commonly missing from mainstream accounts of disability activism and organizing in Toronto, despite being a critical and driving force in disability movements. This panel will centre the voices and experiences of disabled QTBIPOC community organizers and activists. Speakers on this panel will discuss the ways in which ableism is complicit with anti-black racism, settler colonialism, homophobia and transphobia, racism and imperialism. They will also discuss their experiences with disability activism and how these intersecting structural oppressions are being challenged through community organizing.

 

Date: Monday September 21st

Time: 6:00-9:00PM

Location: Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Room 108

 

Everyone welcome!

Wheelchair accessible. ASL and live-captioning will be available.

Accessible and gender-neutral washroom located on the same floor as the event room.

Please note that this will be a scent-free space.

ASL 101

ASL 101 Classes – Sign Up Now!

Students for Barrier-Free Access will be hosting ASL (American Sign Language) 101 this fall. If you want to learn a new language and interested in learning more about Deaf culture, sign up today! Classes will run weekly  starting on  Tuesday September 22nd from 6pm-9pm and run until November 24th, 2015. Classes are Free and open to all student, staff, and faculty and UofT community members!
Space is limited so if you are interested, or have questions and/or access requests email sba@utoronto.ca . If you are interested in taking ASL classes but cannot commit to Tuesdasys from 6pm-9pm, SBA offers ASL bursaries where you can be reimbursed for up to $100 of the cost of classes outside of UofT. For more information, check out: http://uoftsba.com/sba-scholarships-bursaries/bursary-application-for-asl/

SBA Open House

SBA invites all students, alumni, and community members to join us at our Open House. Come by and check out office, resource library, lounge, computer lab, and study room that are all free to use during our regular office hours. Come meet our awesome coordinators and our amazing and dedicated board members!

Hang out, eat some yummy food, and learn about our new advocacy campaigns and upcoming events!

Find out how you can get involved by becoming an SBA volunteer!

When: Monday September 28, 11am – 5:30pm

Where: 215 Huron Street, Room 924, 9th floor

Free!! Everyone welcome!!

Wheelchair accessible. Gender-Neutral Washroom located on the same floor. Vegan and Gluten-Free food options will be provided.

Please note that SBA strives to create a scent-free space.