Tag: Cultural Competence/Intersectionality

DISCAPAZ: Amplifying Disability Experiences in Borderlands through Storytelling

The DISCAPAZ project centers the voices and narratives of people living with disabilities and their families living along the US-Mexico border. Using artistic and creative expression, DISCAPAZ documents, analyzes and shares stories of lived experience, highlighting the unique strengths and resilience of individuals, families and communities in the sister cities of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora. Multimedia inclusive arts practice is used to help individuals share their experiences in their own way through person-centered scrapbooking and digital storytelling. We will highlight participant stories, which provide an opportunity to better understand community challenges, needs and assets. This session will share our approach to community engagement and lessons learned in implementing culturally and linguistically responsive and inclusive arts-based programming and research.

Key Learning Outcomes

Attendees at this session will be able to
1. Describe some of the challenges, needs and strengths of living with disability in the Arizona-Sonora border region.
2. Describe approaches for authentically engaging with diverse communities as it intersects with disability.
3. Identify inclusive practices to engage individuals with disabilities in multimedia storytelling.

Mauricio’s Transition Journey … School, Work, and Community Living

This breakout session is designed to apply the cultural and linguistic competence frameworks to the journey of a transition age youth and his family. In addition, participants are encouraged to explore the relevance of the Convergence of Cultural Contexts Framework to examine the journey ⎯ Mauricio (person with lived experience of disability), his family, the community in which they live, and the cultures of the education, employment, and community living systems.

Key Learning Outcomes

Apply cultural competence, linguistic competence, and Convergence of Cultural Contexts Framework to the period of time in the life of transition age youth and his family.

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