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.
the 3rd Annual Toronto Disability Pride March
Saturday October 5, 2013
Starting at Queens Park at 1:00PM
WHY WE’RE MARCHING:
- To bring recognition of the struggles and value of disabled people as we fight against ableism and other forms of oppression.
- To encourage cross-disability solidarity and community building.
- To be visible and show that we have a voice in our community and a right to be heard by taking to the streets.
- To celebrate and take pride in ourselves as a proud community of disabled people.
Be Loud, Be Proud, Come March with Us!
Once I was chained to a ceiling by a paraplegic man.
He welcomed me warmly into his studio and we hit it off immediately. I came to his house having no idea that the photographer I would be modelling for that day had contacted me via email using a combination of his mouth and a metal dowel attached to one elbow. In fact, everything he did in his life he did that way. A cable extension from his camera that he could hold in his mouth and bite down was all he needed to activate the shutter, and for changing the camera’s setting he used his lips and tongue.