Meet our new staff!
SAHRA SOUDI: ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Sahra Soudi is replacing our other Admin Assistant who is on a leave of absence because of school. Sahra is a multimedia artist, curator, educator, and community organizer based in Hamilton whose art practice is rooted in social justice activism. Inspired by collectivity and community, their efforts are reflected in two artist collectives, HAVN (Hamilton Audio Visual Node) and COBRA (Coalition of Black and Racialized Artists). They have advocated for the inclusion and participation of BIPOC communities, from artist run centres to national galleries, and DIY venues. Soudi is passionate about disability justice and centers this framework when thinking about collaborations that enhance opportunities for artists with invisible and visible disabilities. They are an emerging curator who is interested in disrupting ableism and colonialism that exist in institutional art spaces through practices that empower marginalized communities by combining accessibility, mutual aid, and restorative justice. Reach Sahra at Info@djno.ca
PROJECT COORDINATOR: ATHALIA GREEN
Athalia Green is the project coordinator of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario. She recently graduated with her degree in Political Science at McMaster University. She has had experience during her education with researching and addressing policies regarding life and liberty. As well as community advocacy work throughout the years. She is dedicated to shifting a society and removing countless barriers where individuals with disability are affected. In addition she is motivated and determined to focus on mutual aids and open communication to ensure a thriving, accessible and liberating society for everyone. Reach Athalia at: email@example.com