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Virtual ACAC | Morning Meetup: Rethinking Inclusivity in the Workplace

On Oct. 21st, 2020, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Arts and Culture Accessibility Cooperative had a virtual meetup to discuss normalizing the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Guests from Starkloff Disability Institute, Challenge Unlimited, Inc., and Paraquad shared with us their experience and insights. Special guests Lloyd Walton, Jackie Darnell, and Charles and his mother Gwendolyn Cooper spoke about their personal experiences in the workforce.

Virtual ACAC | The Show Must Go On Represent with Casey Greer and Joy Addler

On September 23, 2020, the ACAC chatted about representation, unique challenges for actors who are blind, as well as accommodations made by theaters, directors, choreographers, and costume designers for actors with disabilities. Special guests Casey Greer from How Casey Sees It, and Joy Addler from Variety Theatre St. Louis.

Virtual ACAC | Inspiring and Inciting Social Change through Art and Civic Engagement

On July 15th, the ACAC met virtually to discuss how art and civic engagement has the power to bring meaningful and lasting social change. Panelists Christopher R.J. Worth, Carmen Dence, Alex Johnmeyer, Marvin-Alonzo Greer, and Tiélere Cheatem discuss how the arts can propel us into action to make needed changes to the world around us.

Virtual ACAC | Open Access: Connecting with Isolated Communities

On April 22, 2020, the ACAC explored how to use this time of social distancing as a springboard for inclusivity for more isolated communities moving forward, including but not limited to disability communities, low-income families, and people in rural communities. Presenters were from the St. Louis Aquarium, the St. Louis Zoo, and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis.

ACAC | Beyond the Entrance on March 21, 2018

The ACAC welcomed the Saint Louis community at the Missouri History Museum for Beyond the Entrance: Implementing accessibility features into exhibit design and more.

ACAC | First Forum on December 6, 2017

How can we create an inclusive environment for people with disabilities within our community’s arts and cultural spaces?