The Notion of Disability – Bakar Desk starts with sensibility
According to a survey, around 5 crore people in India are Disable, yet we never see them around us. People are generally ignoring the notion of disability. Supporting the notion that the experience of disability is a very normal and natural aspect of human difference.
Starting with these thoughts Bakar Desk marked the beginning of 6 part series of talks and workshops.
The interactive workshop was an attempt to create awareness and sensitize ourselves around the theme. The aim was to discern the meaning of disability as per the medical model. And how it is different from the charity model of disability. Team also tries to portray the disability through the lens of Bollywood. It is imperative to critically evaluate this space as Bollywood influences us all.
“Reimagining the Notion of Disability” was organized by Jaano Junction in association with Bihar Blues. The venue partner of the event was La Pintura, Ashiyana, Patna. Ms. Supriya Ghosh, the mentor of the workshop, helped the participants to learn more about discrimination, disability, impairment, and handicap.
The Bakar Desk is an initiative by Nabhneel and Joy Mitra, the idea behind the initiative is to build a community of speakers, professionals, youth, and students to promote conversation around social and individual changes.
Ms. Supriya touched on some lesser-known topics like – Correct terms to address disability, Debunking popular myths about disability, Treatment of disability in Indian Cinema, and a lot more.
The workshop was highly interactive as the participants showed their utmost level of enthusiasm and curiosity with Ms. Ghosh answering them all.