Join author, poet, and artist Diane Driedger in conversation with the artists of Criptych, in a panel where they will discuss topics surrounding accessibility in the arts, the differences between being an artist with a disability and an artist who makes Disability Art, their processes, relationship to technology, and community responsibility.
Diane Driedger has published ten books, including The Last Civil Rights Movement: Disabled Peoples' International (Hurst, St. Martins, 1989). Her upcoming edited book, Still Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s Reader, will be published in 2021 by Inanna Publications. She is also a poet and visual artist, and published Red with Living: Poems and Art (Inanna Publications) in 2016. She has been involved in the disability rights movement for 40 years, which includes working with Disabled Peoples’ International, Council of Canadians with Disabilities, DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN-RAFH) Canada, and Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities. Diane also worked with disabled people’s organizations in Jamaica, the Caribbean Region, and Trinidad and Tobago. Diane Driedger is currently Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba.