Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds: Navigating Our Spaces, Places, and Histories is the third annual inter-university/college disability conference in Toronto.

The Conference:

The Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds Conference was initially hosted at Ryerson University in 2012. In 2014, student groups and campus/community activists from Ryerson University, York University, University of Toronto and George Brown College came together to imagine an inter-campus conference that brought together disability community activists, service providers, academics, and everybody in between. This is the second year of the Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds Inter-University Conference.

The Theme:

The 2017 theme for the Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds Conference has not yet been decided.


Call for Proposals:

You are invited to submit a proposal for the Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds Conference 2017. The conference aims to provide a platform for activists, academics, community members, and service providers could to talk, network, and collaborate.

The Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds Conference is hosted from Friday, March 10th, 2017 to Saturday, March 11, 2017. Two workshops will be presented on Friday and six will be presented on Saturday.

Click here for the 2017 Call for Proposals Form 

The Details:

The Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds Conference will be hosted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 and Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at the Ryerson Student Centre, Ryerson University.

Accessibility Statement:

The conference will be a safe, consumer/survivor/mad-positive, wheelchair-accessible space. ASL and live-captioning will be present at workshops and panels, ASL will be present for performances. Attendants, childcare and active listeners are available on request at registration. There will be a debriefing space and a quiet space available on Saturday for the entire day. Overhead room lighting will be used in all spaces, but can be dimmed/turned off in the quiet and debriefing spaces. There will be no loud abrupt sounds in panels or workshops, and trigger/content warnings will be announced prior to performances. Should it not interfere with access to the conference, we ask for all attendees’ participation in making the conference fragrance-free.

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