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2022 Events and Programs - Calling Up Justice!

2022 Events and Programs

In 2022, Calling Up Justice offered a variety of events and programs for community empowerment and enjoyment. The Dis/Rep project was a series of virtual engagements focused on disability representation and accessibility. The Justice Producers Collaborative connected justice producers monthly cultivation calls. The Calling Up Justice Residency offered artists amenities such as an editing and recording studio, a private garden, and a comfortable bedroom, as well as field trips and fun activities. We Charge Genocide TV added additional resources on the ongoing genocide of Black, Indigenous, and Trans communities, and the Every 28 Hours Plays created a resource page for artists in Akron, Ohio responding to the killing of Jayland Walker. The F the Gala event reimagined traditional gala fundraising through a virtual program promoting accessible, inclusive, and equitable practices, featuring interactive spaces for discussions and idea generation. It was a full year of great work we are all very proud of.

Dis/Rep The Dis/Rep project is a yearly series of virtual engagements focused on disability representation and accessibility that began in 2020. It utilizes a variety of formats, including book club-style discussions, a Discord server for asynchronous participation, web content, and remote engagement activities. The project is designed to be an anti-ableist, anti-racist, queer, and trans-positive space, centering the needs and voices of the disability community.

Justice Producers Collaborative The Justice Producers Collaborative connects justice producers through monthly cultivation calls, a Discord channel for communication, and an online justice garden that features links to the practices and ideas generated by Justice Producers. These cultivation calls are open to all who self-identify as justice producers and prioritize the perspectives and practices of marginalized communities, including BIPOC, disabled, queer, and trans communities. During these calls, members introduce themselves, share their justice practices and future projects, and discuss how their marginalized identities influence their work. They also explore how they want others to connect with their work.

Calling Up Justice Residency The Quarantine Residency offers all the amenities an artist could need, including food, an editing and recording studio, a private garden, bathroom, and a comfortable bedroom. But it’s not all work and no play – the residency also includes fun field trips to places like the Golden Gate Bridge and Redwood Forest, as well as activities like escape rooms and outdoor silent discos.

We Charge Genocide TV: Added additional resources on the ongoing genocide of Black, Indigenous, and Trans communities.

Every 28 Hours Plays: We created a special resource page to facilitate artists in Akron Ohio responding to the killing of Jayland Walker.

F* the Gala The F the Gala event was a virtual program that aimed to promote accessible, inclusive, and equitable fundraising practices. It featured a variety of interactive spaces, including a lobby, help desk, reception room, name tags room, step and repeat room, quiet room, and media room. The event also included salon rooms for discussions on logistics, accessibility, and generating ideas for inclusive fundraising, and concluded with a closing session where attendees shared their ideas and celebrated with digital cake.

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