Pan-African Carnival: Dialogue on Mental Health

DABC will be participating in The Africa Great Lakes Society’s annual Pan-African Carnival, which is taking place from August 23-25 at various locations around Vancouver (https://www.panafricancarnival.co).

This year’s theme is “Mental Health”. On the 23rd of August, prominent mental health experts – including B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addiction Judy Darcy – will be joining us at the seminar to explore how cultural disparities within diasporic and indigenous communities provide challenges to mental health and the community’s well-being.

Date And Time
Fri, 23 August 2019
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM PDT

Location
Theatre (Room: C300)
800 Robson St
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E7

This conference aims to provide attendees with an understanding of how to develop social connections and nurture a sense of communal belonging through the co-existence of cultural diversity and mental health.

REE Rehab Equipment Expo Assistive Technology Showcase

DABC has a limited amount of free admission vouchers that we can provide to people who wish to attend the REE Rehab Equipment Expo Assistive Technology Showcase.

Information about the event is available here.

If you would like to attend, please email chloe@disabilityalliancebc.org.

Symposium: Theatre and Accessibility in a Digital World

A 2-DAY SYMPOSIUM
OCTOBER 21-22, 2019
BMO THEATRE CENTRE, VANCOUVER, BC

Hosted by The Arts Club Theatre Company and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, the symposium will explore the question, “How can we use digital technology to provide access for theatre patrons, artists and community members living with disabilities who currently encounter barriers to the traditional theatre experience?”

Community members, artists, administrators, and educators (both local and from across the country) are invited to come together and share ideas, challenges, and successes about the use of digital strategies to increase inclusivity in theatre environments.  Attending the symposium is free of charge, however registration is required.

For more info and to register, please visit the website: https://www.theatresymposium.com/