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DisArt to train volunteers, staff on reporting about disability

Leaders of the festival will be training volunteers and reporters on topics such as disability politics, best practices in terms of language and perceptions, stigmas and stereotypes. Join us for this free training on Thursday night to get ready to report well.
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As we prepare to cover the DisArt Festival in a variety of ways, it's important that we're ready to speak about disability in a respectful, helpful way. On Thursday, February 26 from 7-8:30 p.m., Christopher R. Smit, director of DisArt and Marylu Dykstra, Program Director for Disability Advocates of Kent County will be guiding us through a training geared to get us ready to cover the event and the issues well.

Topics to be discussed during the meeting will include topics such as disability politics, best practices in terms of language and perceptions, stigmas and stereotypes, and community building.

We will also be talking about the variety of opportunities to get involved with our coverage of the event, helping tell stories of those that are part of the Festival or are being impacted by what they're seeing and hearing. 

Training is Thursday, February 26 from 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. in the CMC Bridge Street Studio located on the 2nd floor of 711 Bridge St. NW

Interested in attending? RSVP on Eventbrite here.

DisArt Festival is a 15-day celebration aimed at broadening the understanding and perception of disabilities through art. To learn more, visit their website.

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