SBA: Disability Justice in Academia

Join Students for Barrier-free Access for an introductory workshop on Disability Justice in Academia. The first part of this workshop will introduce the basic principles of a Disability Justice approach and framework. This will be followed by a discussion on how a Disability Justice framework can be used to understand the nuanced ways in which ableism shapes students’ experiences in academia. We will talk about topics such as experiencing writing blocks, ‘imposter syndrome’, code-switching, and the disproportionate labour (emotional and bureaucratic) that disabled and mad students engage in to navigate post-secondary institutions.

Date: Thursday March 12, 2020
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: TBD

This workshop is open to all! Priority spots are being held for U of T community members who identify with disability and/or madness, and that identify as BIPOC, Queer and Trans.

Register here:

Accessibility Info:
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible and all-gender washroom located on the same floor as the event room.

If you require ASL interpretation to attend this workshop please contact us by February 28th. Email

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

Light refreshment provided! Vegan, gluten-free options available.

TTC Tokens provided.

Facilitator Bio: 

Kayla Carter is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, healer and a self- proclaimed “not so well behaved femme.”

Currently based in Tkaronto ( Toronto ) Kayla is a black, queer, femme survivor who is of Jamaican, Cuban, Maroon and Taino ancestry. Kayla’s work focuses on youth mental health, ancestral worship, self-love, trauma, queerness, race, reproductive healing and what it means to be unabashedly human.

An internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary artist, her play For Fried Plantains premiered at the National Arts Centre of Canada and as described as ‘beautifully haunting’.

She would like to thank her ancestors and remind them that their lives were not in vain.  


Mar 12 2020


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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