In 1992, the conclusion of the United Nations decade of the disabled person (1982-1992) the General Assembly declared December 3 the International Day of Person’s with Disabilities.
Approximately 15% of the world’s population, over one billion people, live with some kind of a disability. That number is even bigger when people with mental illness, invisible disabilities and those who self identify are included. Disability can be many things to many people. The World Health Organization defines a disability as:
Arts, Crafts, Music, Entertainment, Meet and Greet and the launch of the Accessibility Community of Practice website!
Refreshments will be provided
This event is wheelchair accessible
For religious, dietary or disability-related accommodations, or for assistance registering, please contact Ayshia Musleh, Accessibility Specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905 525 9140 x24644
People with disabilities face discrimination from individuals and systems built without them in mind that prevent them from being able to participate in or access spaces, resources, employment, or housing. This workshop will examine the systems of oppression that affect people with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities.