Give and Take Care: Open Platform & Queer/Disability Arts Meet-up – Downtown Art
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Give and Take Care: Open Platform & Queer/Disability Arts Meet-up

May 18, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Give & Take Care is a series of encounters & gatherings for reclaiming intimacy, safety, power, and love. Each event is conceived as an open platform for intentionally building support networks one-by-one and practicing cultures of care.

This series of hang-outs, activities, and workshops are stewarded by/for/with disabled/queer-survivors and allies. Give & Take Care is a project co-organized and facilitated by Jeff Kasper and Janae’ Sumter.

RESERVATIONS, full details and additional information HERE.


Open Platform & Queer/Disability Arts Meet-Up
Sat May 18 (3pm-6pm)

Join other disabled creatives, care squads, queer/trans/gnc folks, survivors, and allies for a sober meetup and crip cuddle puddle in a comfy interactive theater space, featuring soft foam seating, floor cushions, sensory anchors, and reading material.

Participate in activities for two facilitated by artists Jeff Kasper and Janae’ Sumter. Drop in any time from 3-6.  This event is open to the general public.

In the spirit of all the events in the series: Please bring a partner, friend, colleague, caretaker/giver, or family member, with whom you trust but with whom you have never shared in length what makes you feel safe.


Give & Take Care was supported in part through a commission from Downtown Art. Earlier iterations of this project’s interactive material was incubated in residency with Art Beyond Sight, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, and received critical mentorship from Social Practice Queens.  Special thanks for the emotional support and community of the Art & Disability Residency and Disability Arts NYC Taskforce (DANT) network and Downtown Art staff.



May 18, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Downtown Art
70 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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