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Disability Justice and Systems Change - Reaching Abolition in our Lifetime: Presented by Syrus Marcus Ware

Thursday, April 1, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Online - Zoom
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In a moment of systems reorganization we find ourselves in a moment of possibility. I will be speaking about the move towards disability justice and abolition in a moment of profound systems change. I will consider what this means for institutions and students in academic settings.

About the Presenter
Syrus Marcus Ware is a Vanier scholar, visual artist, activist, curator and educator. Syrus uses drawing, installation and performance to explore social justice frameworks and black activist culture, and he’s shown widely in galleries and festivals across Canada. He is part of the Performance Disability Art Collective and a core-team member of Black Lives Matter – Toronto. He has won several recognitions including the TD Diversity Award 2017, “Best Queer Activist” NOW Magazine 2005, and the Steinert and Ferreiro Award 2012. He is the co-editor or the best-selling Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada (URP, 2020).

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