Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Fourth Annual Disability Culture Cabaret

October, 5th, 2012
6:30 PM
Access Living
115 West Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL

Featured Artists
Pennie Brinson
David Jones
Mathew Ramirez
Gary Arnold
Mike Ervin

With Los Angeles guest performer Ann Stocking

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Personal Assistants , Narrative Description and Sign Language Interpreters will be provided

Presented By:
Access Living
Bodies of Work: A Network of Disability Arts and Culture
Department of Disability and Human Development at University of Illinois at Chicago

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and support from The Chicago Community Trust and CityArts Grant

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Victory Gardens CripSlam Presents:

Breakdown Service 

(Tales of a Reluctant Superstar)

Written and Performed by Ann Colby Stocking
When film and television producers want the hottest women in town, what’s a 4’10” actress with a disability to do?  In the small town of Hollywood, California, Ann Colby Stocking navigates her way through auditions, the studios, star-sightings, Hollywood Men and the elusive meaning of “making it” on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams.

Sunday, October 7,
7:30pm (Run Time: 75 minutes)
Ticket Prices

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

Tickets: 773.871.3000
TTY: 773.871.0682
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Sign Language interpretation will be provided for both pre and post
show; captioning will be provided during the show. Victory Garden
Theater is proud to be an accessible theater.

What is Crip Slam?
Part of the Victory Gardens Access Project, Crip Slam is a series of
performances, readings, movies and other events that promote, explore
and celebrate disability culture. The series was launched in 2005 as
Disability Culture Sundays. In its second year, Access Project
participants re-named the series to the more provocative Crip Slam in
order to generate attention and discussion.

More about Access Project…

This event is a joint effort of Victory Gardens Theater and Bodies of
Work: A Network of Disability Arts and Culture. This event cannot be
done without the generous support from The Chicago Community Trust.

Sundays 7-9pm October 7th-November 11th

Hello Social Workers, Counselors and Creative Arts Therapists! Are you looking for a creative approach to supervision? Please join us in this six-week Expressive Therapy supervision group utilizing elements of Art and Drama Therapy. The aim of this group is to enhance clinical knowledge and professional development by exploring case studies and counter-transference through an Expressive 
 Therapy framework. Please note, this is not a training to become a Creative Arts Therapist.

 This is an opportunity to gain clinical perspective and professional growth in a creative way! This group will count toward Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) hours in the state of Illinois.

Located at  St.  Luke's Church in Logan Square (

The Cost is $40 per 2hr group 

If interested in learning more about this opportunity, please

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

MAAT Alum...

Alum Highlight...

Natalie Gomez is featured in"The Woman" magazine, Oman.


NEW LOCATION ADDED – We have added a group at the Albany Park Community Center (APCC) on Chicago’s northwest side on Wednesday nights from 6 pm to 9 pm. The downtown group at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will continue on Sundays from 12 Noon to 4 pm.

Near CTA Lines – Both locations are within moments of CTA Train and Bus Lines. Limited transportation vouchers are available with registration.

Weekends or Week Nights – Now participants have the flexibility of a weekend group or a week night group. SAIC group meets Sundays from 12 Noon to 4 pm. APCC group meets Wednesdays from 6 pm to 9 pm.

All groups are free for veterans and service members. Exact address and room numbers will be available during registration.

Call 773-433-3252 or Email with your name and a  phone number where you may be reached.
Please indicate:

SAIC, Sunday group (12 noon to 4 pm)
APCC, Wednesday  group (6 pm to 9pm)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall is here!



4-7 PM





Call for Entries: Touched by Fire

Touched by Fire is an annual juried exhibition that celebrates the work of artists with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. The exhibition will be held Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Cooper’s Fine Art Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.

Once again, SAIC has been invited to be a part of this exhibition. This year 10 SAIC students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to show their work at this one-evening event that draws more than 700 viewers.

Key information
Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Notification of acceptance: Friday, October 26, 2012
Exhibition: Thursday, November 15, 2012

The competition is open to SAIC students, faculty, and staff affected by a mood disorder.

Click here for more details about submitting your work to Touched by Fire.


UIC’s Asian American Studies Program proudly presents: CAN-A documentary film by Pearl J. Park

His name is Can Truong, but mental illness is only part of his story.

Coming from a culture where only 12% of those with mental illness are willing to mention it to a friend or relative, Can is now one of the few Asian Americans willing to talk about the other battle ---the battle against the stigma and silencing shame with which many Asian Americans view mental illness, including Can’s own parents and friends.  As part of his healing journey and recovery of dignity, Can shares his story in a film nominated for the 2012 Voice Awards.

Please join the filmmaker and producer Pearl J. Park at both screenings and a panel of speakers on September 25 and 26 to discuss the film and the ways we can address mental health issues. Length of film: 1:05:23

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Time:  5:00pm to 7:00pm. Film shown: from 5:15 to 6:25pm. 
Discussion follows with filmmaker Pearl J. Park.
Location: Jane Addams Hull-House Museum UIC, 800 South Halsted Street,
Chicago, IL 60607

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Time:  12:00pm to 2:00pm. Film shown: from 12:15pm to 1:25pm.
Discussion follows with filmmaker Pearl J. Park and panel of speakers.
Location: Room 109 SPH Auditorium, UIC School of Public Health, 1603
W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612-4394

For the September 26 screening, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are
available for those who have the following licenses: LSW, LCSW, LPC,
and LCPC

For full program details and registration, please go to and go to the link

For disability-related accommodations, please contact the Disability
Resource Center (DRC) two weeks in advance at or

Sunday, September 9, 2012


2012 IATA Conference 

Saturday, October 27, 2012  
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

To register, access the online conference brochure and the online registration form (also from the drop-down selection under Annual Conference). Hard copy brochures will be available and mailed to all members the first week in September. 

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World Alzheimer Day
Friday, September 21, 2012
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Reception to follow
Space is limited. Register early to ensure a seat. Register online.
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Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center

303 E. Superior Street

Hughes Auditorium

Chicago, Illinois 60611
The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (CNADC) invites you to attend 
World Alzheimer Day.  
The event will feature a film screening of 
"I Remember Better When I Paint," followed by a panel discussion on the benefits of creative arts interventions.

"I Remember Better When I Paint" is an international documentary, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer's and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer's Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer's.

Introduction to the Open Studio Project Process 

K & K
In this 2.5 hour workshop, explore our OSP Process and learn to combine uninhibited art-making with thoughtful writing and reflection. Our studio is a safe space, free of all comment or critique, providing you with a healthy environment to access your inner wisdom and explore without interference. Expand your personal awareness and creative intuition!

Workshop Fee: 
$55 / members
$65 / non-member

Saturday, October 27

10a - 12:30p
To register: (847) 475-0390 or click here!    

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