Reframe and Refresh: "Disability in the Arts"
Thursday, April 27, at 2pm ET
Join us for this important conversation on “Disability in the Arts” with Nomy Lamm, Creative Director of Sins Invalid, a disability justice based performance project and filmmaker behindLoving With Three Hearts / Amar con tres corazones, Maria Palacios, a performer with Sins Invalid, Victor Ilyukhin, director of Two and Twenty Troubles about performers with disabilities trying to make it in New York City, and Alex Locust, community organizer, educator, and artist celebrating the work of disability justice activists. Moderated by Cheryl Green, (Who Am I To Stop It).
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REFRAME AND REFRESH is a series for the education and filmmaking community to have refreshing conversations that reframe our perspectives.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Nomy Lamm is part of the team behind Loving With Three Hearts / Amar con tres corazones. She is the Creative Director of Sins Invalid, a disability justice based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centering Black and Brown, queer, trans and non-binary artists. Nomy is a musician, illustrator, creative coach, and kohenet/Hebrew priestess who sings cosmic power ballads for the rise of the matriarchy in a band called The Beauty, and creates earth-based Jewish ritual tools including the Omer Oracle deck and the Dreaming the World to Come planner. Nomy lives in Olympia, WA on occupied Squaxin land with their partner Lisa and their animal companions Dandelion, Momma, and Chanukah.
Maria Palacios also known as the “Goddess on Wheels,” is a poet, author, spoken word performer, and workshop facilitator who has performed with Sins Invalid since 2007. Maria has published several books including Poetic Confessions Volumes I & II, Dressing Skeletons, and Criptionary. Maria’s work echoes the resilience of crip survival, through the lens of her own experience as a Latina, immigrant, disabled woman living in Houston. Maria is a subject in the documentary, Loving With Three Hearts / Amar con tres corazones.
Victor Ilyukhin is an award-winning non-fiction filmmaker who has worked internationally in documentary film and television for more than 10 years focusing on social issues, human rights and mental health. Victor worked on the producing team of “Welcome to Chechnya” which premiered at Sundance in 2020 and was acquired for broadcast by HBO. Most recently, he produced the documentary “Busy Inside” aired on PBS in 2021 and 2022. Ilyukhin’s film “Two and Twenty Troubles” has screened at festivals worldwide. The film received funding and support from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Puffin Foundation, NYU Community Fund. Ilyukhin’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Filmmaker Magazine and Guardian.
Alex Locust is community organizer, educator, and artist celebrating the work of disability justice activists as a North Star for collective liberation. Drawing on their background in group counseling, Alex fosters reflective spaces for heart work and connection rooted in equity and justice, centering the lived experiences of those most marginalized. With that approach, Alex seeks to highlight voices who have been silenced, erased, invisibilized, and ignored while also activating those with social power to recognize how to wield it to disrupt oppression and promote cultural shifts. Alex graduated from San Francisco State University with an M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and earned the Peggy H. Smith Distinguished Graduate Student award as well as Graduate Student of the Year from the National Council on Rehabilitation Education. They have also contributed to publications on vocational recovery for people living with psychiatric disabilities and was featured in a film on cultural competency for helping counselors and psychologists. Alex’s facilitation spirit and philosophy is informed by his joy in serving in community roles, such as Board Member for Lyon-Martin Community Health Services and the Arc San Francisco as well as juror member for the Superfest International Disability Film Festival.
Cheryl Green MFA, MS is an access artist and filmmaker with acquired disabilities, whose work focuses on disability identity and culture and on making media accessible. She is the producer and co-director ofWho Am I To Stop It, a documentary on isolation, art, and transformation after traumatic brain injury. She serves on Oregon's Association for Community Living TBI Advisory Board, the Board of Disability Art and Culture Project, and formerly served with Brain-injury Information Referral and Resource Development (BIRRDsong) and Oregon Cultural Access. She reported and produced one episode for the Peabody-nominated Season 2 of 70 Million and produced for the Disability Visibility Podcast and DisArt's DisTopia.
ABOUT NEW DAY FILMS
New Day Filmsis a unique, filmmaker-run distribution cooperative, providing award-winning films to educators, community groups, government agencies, public libraries and businesses since 1971. Democratically run by more than 150 filmmaker members, New Day is committed to reflecting greater diversity, representation and inclusion. It is celebrating 50 years of delivering dynamic and provocative storytelling with filmmakers who have won Oscars, Emmys and hundreds of film festival awards. New Day films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and other media outlets.
ABOUT THE FILMS
How do eight crip artists collectively create a performance about the effects of climate chaos on their lives during an uncontrolled global pandemic, unprecedented wildfires, and the same old racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableism? That’s the story of Loving With Three Hearts, a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to make We Love Like Barnacles: Crip Lives & Climate Chaos. Film is available in English, Spanish and with ASL.
¿Cómo es que ocho artistas crip crean de forma colectiva un performance sobre los efectos del caos climático en sus vidas durante una pandemia global descontrolada, incendios forestales sin precedentes y el mismo viejo capacitismo racista, homofóbico y transfóbico? Esa es la historia de Amar con tres corazones, un vistazo detrás de las escenas sobre lo que se necesitó para hacer Amamos como percebes: vidas crip y caos climático.
Rachel was a promising young actress before surviving a car accident at the age of 26. Anthony was born with his physical disability and has been taking a break from acting due to a persistent lack of confidence. Both meet each other at the Nicu's Spoon Theater - a company whose mission is to provide opportunities to both disabled and non-disabled actors of various ages, genders, races and cultural backgrounds.