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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

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Activism, Events

Fighting Racism in the Age of Trump – April 21st

The election of Donald Trump in the US has emboldened the racist right in the US and around the world. In Canada, conservative leadership candidates have stoked the fires of bigotry and the result has been an increase in racist attacks here. But they can be stopped. The outpourings of solidarity against racist attacks have… Continue reading Fighting Racism in the Age of Trump – April 21st

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

Activism, Disability Movement, Events

Have your say on the future of the Canadians with Disabilities Act

The Federal Government will be hosting a public forum to get input from the public on what the promised Canadians with Disabilities Act should include. where and when this takes place: When: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 Time: 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm Where: Chelsea Hotel Toronto - Churchill Ballroom, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON… Continue reading Have your say on the future of the Canadians with Disabilities Act

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

Disability Movement, Uncategorized

Life, death, dignity, and the state

Originally posted at Socialist.ca Note: Since this article was originally posted April 13th, the text of Bill C-14 has since been released. It is still in it's preliminary form, and will likely change before it becomes law. The right to choose when and how we die, on its surface, may seem like something the government… Continue reading Life, death, dignity, and the state

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Wheelchairs are Not Suitcases: a great opportunity for some #RealChange

Sign the Petition. Every time I fly I make a silent apology to my wheelchair. I leave the chair at the gate, fingers crossed, as I’m transported to the cushy seat on the plain with a small screen in front to distract me from what’s happening to my wheelchair in the cargo hold. For my wheelchair this… Continue reading Wheelchairs are Not Suitcases: a great opportunity for some #RealChange