Stage Left Productions, Calgary
Stage Left is thrilled to announce a two-year long arts-based program called Improving Alberta’s Handicap. This program addresses the impact of personal and social barriers on disabled Albertans’ ability to fully participate in society. It does so by addressing the core causes of inequality for disabled people: ignorance, prejudice, and discrimination as the key elements that make up social stigma. The goal of the program is to use performance media to promote equality and foster systemic change by enabling disabled people, and especially their service providers, to reduce discrimination toward the disabled on both individual and institutional levels.
Several Digital Portraits from Improving Alberta’s Handicap are part of Balancing Acts9 Opening Night Celebration (December 3):
Leaders in Disablism
Disability Youth Action Group
Improving Alberta's Handicap
December 3: Speak (out) Against Social Stigma, Improving Alberta's Handicap, Leaders in Disablism