Inclusion & Diversity Summit Spotlight: The DisAbility Project

| February 20, 2013
The DisAbility Project

The DisAbility Project will perform at Webster’s inclusion and diversity summit.

Next week’s Global Inclusion & Diversity Summit at the home campus will feature a daylong schedule of activities, from panel discussions to guest speakers and performances.

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Join the conversation at the Feb. 28 summit.

One of the highlights will be That Uppity Theatre Company’s presentation of its award-winning The DisAbility Project, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. in the Community Music School. Since 1996, the company has focused on developing projects that bring together amateur performers with professional artists to create innovative material based on lived experience.

In 1995, theatre artist and company head Joan Lipkin teamed with occupational therapist Fran Cohen to create The DisAbility Project. Comprised of people with and without disabilities to model inclusion, the project creates and tours original material about the culture of disability.

Below is a sampling of highlights from one of their shows:

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For more about The Disability Project, check out the That Uppity Theatre Company website.

Visit webster.edu/asone for a full schedule of engaging events for the Feb. 28 summit.

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