Disability Awareness Month: November 2016

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Disability Awareness Month November 2016
When: Wednesday, November 16th 4-7pm.
Where: Room 1804 – 1805 South Bldg. Langley KPU campus

[This is a free and catered event]
If you would like to volunteer with Disability Action Movement Now, please email
damn@kpirg.ca

Raising awareness around disability and accessibility to underscore  the need for full inclusive participation for students with disabilities within the student and university community. In solidarity with the BC provincial government’s 2014 declaration of November as Aboriginal Disability Month, DAMN will be hosting several speakers directly related to First Nations peoples with disabilities, health and wellness. We further extend our awareness on discussions from guest speakers around  inclusion, equal access to an education and the Honorable Minister Carla Qualtrough’s consultation  process on planning legislation for an accessible Canada.  Speakers include the following:

–          Lekeyten, KPU Elder-in-Residence and elder of the Kwantlen First Nation – Territorial Welcome and Opening Prayer

–          The Honorable Minister Carla Qualtrough – personalized video message on the consultation process of planning legislation for an accessible Canada

–          Neil Belanger of British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disabled Society (BCANDS)

–          Rodney Olinek of Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA)

–          National Educational Association for Disabled Students (NEADS)

–          Dr. Fiona Whittington-Walsh, Vice-President of Inclusion BC 

–          Langley Pos-Abilities Society with their “Try on a Disability Challenge” 

–          Assistive Technology British Columbia (ATBC)

–          Dr. Romy Kozak, Director of KPU’s President’s Diversity and Equity Committee (PDEC) 

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