TALKING BOOK: Josephine Sales with Natalie Casagran Lopez, Isaiah Madison, and Nia Nottage

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

On a blush pink background with open mouth line drawings and abstract swell forms; The following text is written in black letterpress letters, followed by radio show participants in handwritten sharpie,"Montez Press Radio July 2023 New York City July 26th 2023 Josephine Sales TALKING BOOK TURN ILLNESS into a WEAPON Natalie Casagran Lopez Isaiah Madison and Nia Nottage Wendy's Subway"

Where and When

July 26, 2023
4 pm
Live broadcast on Montez Press Radio
Listen here

About the event

Travel through a critique of prescribed pathways and means defined by authorities with Natalie Casagran Lopez, Isaiah Madison, Nia Nottage, and Josephine Sales for the unauthorized audio publication of SPK's Turn Illness into a Weapon, Wendy's Subway, New York (2023). Listeners will respond to audio excerpts from the archival text about illness under capitalism. This unauthorized audio publication is the first in a series of Talking Books at Wendy's Subway. The Talking Book Library at Wendy's Subway, initiated by artist Josephine Sales, features titles intended to serve Wendy’s Subway b/Blind and low-vision, disabled, chronically ill, MAD, and/or community members, staff, and the general public. Learn more about SPK's Turn Illness into a Weapon here

About the speakers

Josephine Sales is an artist based in New York City.

Natalie Casagran Lopez is a writer, social worker, and psychotherapist working in community mental healthcare. As an Intensive Mobile Treatment (IMT) Team member in NYC, she aims to provide compassionate, holistic support to those most impacted by capitalism and institutional racism.

Isaiah Madison is a student, teacher, and secretary in New York.

Nia Nottage is a video artist, archivist, and arts organizer who co-organizes a health mutual aid project out of collective garage space Come Forever in Brooklyn. Located at 342 Hewes Street, Come Forever is a public archive, a public bathroom, a workshop, and a social space for inter-(dis)ability contact where masks are required. It's also soon to be a cooperative press.

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