Moving towards action based on lived experience.
We believe that institutional learning and change is essential for shifting the lived realities of our community members, especially for those who have historically and/or are currently ignored, marginalized and oppressed. We believe that this change starts with interactive opportunities to learn and reflect on our own ways of thinking and knowing.
Out of the Box offers a number of in-person and virtual workshops for service providers, community organizations and companies. Workshops we currently offer are described below. Reach out to discuss options about a workshop not listed here. We are always looking to serve the needs of our community and are constantly developing new workshops.
Examples of Our accessibility workshops :
Responding to Disclosures of Gender-Based Violence
Knowing how to respond when a friend, loved one, or colleague talks about an experience of gender-based violence can be hard and overwhelming. Gender-based violence continues to take place in our communities, especially towards Indigenous People, Disabled people, 2sLGBTQIA+ people, women and trans individuals. In this workshop we discuss gender-based violence and why it continues in our communities. Together we will explore helpful tools to support people who have experienced gender-based violence.
Accessibility for Neurodivergent People 101
More and more we are hearing from neurodivergent people (e.g. autistic or dyslexic people) that we need to change how we think about disability to understand the full potential of people living differently. With lived experience, Krystal and Monica come to this topic with both personal and professional and professional insights. Built to be fun and interactive, this workshop will help us understand experiences of neurodiversity and begin to explore how to empower neurodivergent people in our workplaces and communities.
Autistic, Thank you
Nonspeaking people are actively advocating for change in how they are percieved and treated. Beginning with a creative presentation of Tejas Rao Sankar’s play Autistic, Thank you, Monica and Tejas will examine who we support and empower nonspeaking autistic people and the threads of ableism that often get in the way. If ableism is a new topic for your organization, we encourage you to host us for our Accessibility for Neurodivergent People 101 workshop first.