[AI] Mark your calendar - An evening talking about access, inclusion and disability

Ramya Venkitesh ramya at barrierbreak.com
Thu Apr 26 09:42:53 EDT 2018

BarrierBreak <http://barrierbreak.com/>  and NewzHook <http://newzhook.com/>
is glad to support "The Freedom to be Flawed - Awkward Conversations around
wkward-conversations-around-disability/> " - an event by The Godrej India
Culture Lab talking about access, inclusion and disability.

For persons with disabilities, often they can't have a conversations with
the rest of the world about being disabled. Perhaps that's because it's
uncomfortable for those of us who are able-bodied: we're scared of being
offensive or hurtful, or embarrassed to come across as ignorant, or vaguely
guilty about not having a disability. And perhaps these things are because
most able-bodied people have never met or meaningfully interacted with
persons with disability.

So let's rephrase that.

Let's listen. Let's start to understand how we do not think enough about how
we often exclude people whose bodies do not work the way ours do in some
way. And let's not fall into the easy traps of either putting people with
disabilities on a pedestal or making disability invisible.

The Godrej India Culture Lab is proud to present an evening on the 4th of
May, 5.30pm with Divyanshu Ganatra, psychologist, corporate leadership
facilitator, qualified paraglider pilot, and entrepreneur, Kartiki Patel, an
athlete who has represented India in two sports, and an entrepreneur, Nipun
Malhotra, businessperson, founder of the Nipman Foundation, and Virali Modi,
motivational speaker, model, actor, activist. The chat will be moderated by
Peter Griffin, journalist and writer. 

The event will feature a special performance by Nidhi Goyal, India's first
female disabled comedian and director of the non-profit Rising Flame. It
will also have Barrier Break's exhilarating games and Maker's Asylum's cool
printer where you can print your name in braille on a pendant.

Do spread the word and come with your friends and family.  Looking forward
to seeing you'll there!







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