The Inclusion Desk Forum: The Arts

The Inclusion Desk Forum: The Arts

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join WXXI Arts and Life editor Jeff Spevak for a Facebook Live discussion with local artists with disabilities.

Jeff Spevak welcomes Justin Rielly, a playwright, actor, and director with Asperger syndrome; Race Eberhardt, an actor with Down syndrome who stars in an upcoming film called "Strait Undercover;” and Anne Loyster, a visual artist and singer at Cobblestone Arts Center to discuss their work and the importance of creative expression. During this Facebook Live event, viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions via chat. Inclusion Desk Forum: The Arts goes live on WXXI News’s Facebook page Wednesday, January 26 at 2 p.m.

This Facebook LIVE event is presented as part of Dialogue on Disability, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies designed to promote inclusion. 

Dialogue on Disability, an initiative founded by WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies in 2003, celebrates people with differing abilities and promotes a more inclusive community. Presenting a week’s worth of TV and radio specials, news reports, and interviews on WXXI’s daily talk show, Connections with Evan Dawson, the initiative is designed to encourage community discussion about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. Dialogue on Disability runs January 24-30.

For a complete list of programs and other offerings, visit on Disability is a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies - in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series. The initiative is supported by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation with additional support from The Golisano Foundation.