People at the Toronto Disability Pride March 2016 holding the banner
Activism, Disability Movement, Events

Toronto Disability Pride March: September 23, 2017

The 7th Annual Toronto Disability Pride March Saturday, September 23, 2017 Starting at Queens Park (111 Wellesley Street West) and marching to the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson (99 Gerrard Street East) from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Why we’re Marching: To bring recognition of the struggles and value of people with disabilities as… Continue reading Toronto Disability Pride March: September 23, 2017

disabled protesters marching
Activism, Disability Movement

“We Need Not Remake the Past” – The Future of the Disability Movement

Presentation at the Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference 2017 Thank you to my fellow organizers and panelists. Before I get started, I’d like to identify myself within this conversation, as a white, employed person with a physical disability that is easily identified with, and the privilege that comes with those things. I also identify as… Continue reading “We Need Not Remake the Past” – The Future of the Disability Movement

Disability Movement, NewsFlash

Trudeau’s ‘accessible Canada’ includes unpaid work

Back in 2015, before the Canadian federal election, a movement of disabled people was building across the country. The call for a barrier-free Canada was built in that time by a small, dedicated group of people who reinforced their message daily through social media and on the ground action. Their methods were so effective, that… Continue reading Trudeau’s ‘accessible Canada’ includes unpaid work

People at the Toronto Disability Pride March 2016 holding the banner
Activism, Disability Movement, Events

The 6th Annual Toronto Disability Pride March Saturday, September 24, 2016

Starting at Queens Park (111 Wellesley Street West) and marching to the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson (99 Gerrard Street East) from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Please note: accessible washrooms are not available at Queen’s Park. Please see information on accessible washrooms on the route page. Why we’re Marching: To bring recognition of the struggles and value… Continue reading The 6th Annual Toronto Disability Pride March Saturday, September 24, 2016

Disability Movement

Air Canada Discriminates Against Wheelchair User

Disability advocate Tim Rose is attempting to fly to Cleveland to deliver a presentation on the importance of accessibility. But, ironically, he can't get there because a major airline is refusing to accommodate - or even brainstorm possible ways to meet - his needs. Although Air Canada is the only airline to fly there direct… Continue reading Air Canada Discriminates Against Wheelchair User

Disability Movement, Uncategorized

Disabled People have better stories to tell

My proposed line-up of disability-themed movies: A group of crip sisters sharing stories of their struggles through the years, and how their crip sisterhood helped them through it. Maybe those crip sisters are on a spaceship, as part of a rebellion. Two young disabled people from divided houses fall in love. In an act of… Continue reading Disabled People have better stories to tell

Disability Movement, Events

Disability Rights and Physician-Assisted Dying   – Saturday April 23rd

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 | 4:15 p.m. Multifaith Centre | 569 Spadina Ave (north of College) Speakers Melissa Graham  Fighter for social justice, public speaker, writer, researcher, and proud disabled woman working with youth, women, & other disabled people in Toronto. One of the organizers and founder of the Toronto Disability Pride March.  Maureen Aslin , Facilitator… Continue reading Disability Rights and Physician-Assisted Dying   – Saturday April 23rd