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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Care Work as Community


Deaf & Disability arts Intercultural Interdisciplinary LGBTQIA2S Performance
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The Dock - Centre for Social Impact (The traditional and unceded lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples (today known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations) and the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations (Tsartlip, Tseycum, and Tsawout Nations))

#300 - 722 Cormorant Street

Victoria, BC

Directions: The workshop will be located on the third floor of the building, and can be accessed via stairs or elevator. There will be signage guiding you to the back of the floor where the workshop will take place.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.

Masked space, free snacks and drinks


Event description

It is difficult to survive, from continuous racism and transphobia, environmental crisis, and inflation. Disability activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explains in their book , "Care Work" that collective access and mutual aid are radical ways in which BIPOC, disabled, and queer and trans communities have not only survived, but found love and joy.

During this workshop, Victoria-based artists will share how they care for community and provide practical applications in the space together. Participants can share their own way that they care for friends and community.

Outside of the workshop, there will be a free clothing store as a way to build on the mutual aid.


There is some street parking in front of the Dock at street level; it costs $3/hour, with a 2-hour maximum. Street parking is free from 8:00 PM until 8:00 AM. Parkades ($2.50/hour) from nearest to furthest:

-Centennial Square Parkade, 635 Fisgard Street - $15 Daily Maximum

-Johnson Street Parkade, 750 Johnson - $15 Daily Maximum

Bus Stops

Outside City Hall at Douglas and Cormorant Street: 95, 70, 4, 11, 21, 22, 30, 31, Outside LOCAL Pizza On Douglas right before Pandora Avenue: 95, 70, 4, 30, 31, S Outside the Tacofino on Pandora Ave: 27, 28, 2, 5


Masks are required at the event. Masks will be available for those who forgot or need them.

The workshop is located on the third floor, with an elevator available at the front entrance. Gender-neutral and accessible washrooms are available.

Land Acknowledgment

The workshop will be taking place on the traditional and unceded lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples (today known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations) and the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations (Tsartlip, Tseycum, and Tsawout Nations). We are mindful of the cultural impacts of ongoing colonialism and dispossession of Indigenous peoples as we continue to engage communities and hold events in this region in a trauma-informed care method. We will continue to learn, unlearn, and re-learn about the lands and peoples who have been here since time immemorial.

This event was made possible with local support from: the Dock and Open Space.



Regan Shrumm — BC Culture Days Ambassador

Regan Shrumm is a queer and genderqueer artist, writer, and curator living with multiple disabilities. They are an interdisciplinary artist, particularly working with textiles, performance, and social practice. Shrumm has programmed for a number of museums and artist spaces in Victoria including the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Open Space Arts Society, and Integrate Arts Festival. Shrumm's goal is to create programming that centres the arts at every level of society, as the arts allow us to communicate often paradoxical, contradictory, and complicated truths about our human experiences.

This event is part of a hub:

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