Aimee Mullins TED Talk: The opportunity of adversity (and the power of words)

This talk by Aimee Mullins is amazing.  She makes important points about the language of disability, and I think anyone who works with people with disabilities, especially children, should pay careful attention to these words. From my own experience, I can say that the language used around my disability was the biggest barrier I had … Continue reading Aimee Mullins TED Talk: The opportunity of adversity (and the power of words)

CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW: Report-back from UN Climate Change Talks in Copenhagen, Jan 28th, #TO

***Please forward widely*** =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+ CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW: Report-back from UN Climate Change Talks in Copenhagen =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+ Thursday, January 28, 7pm United Steelworkers Hall 25 Cecil Street (south of College, east of Spadina) On January 28, the Toronto Climate Campaign is hosting a report-back from the UN Climate Change Talks in Copenhagen, Denmark. Join us as … Continue reading CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW: Report-back from UN Climate Change Talks in Copenhagen, Jan 28th, #TO

Some Important Organizations for Haiti Relief

Those of you wishing to contribute to Haiti's relief fund: Lauren Fordyce and Greg Beckett, two anthropologists with extensive experience on Haiti, recommend the following as very dependable organizations: Lambi Fund of Haiti, Project Medishare (affiliated with U Miami, http://www.lambifund.org/) and Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante (renowned medical anthropologist Paul Farmer's organization http://www.pih.org/home.html). Another Important one … Continue reading Some Important Organizations for Haiti Relief

Come learn about the United Nations Disabilities Treaty, Toronto

Post from the Ontario Women's Health Network THE EMPOWERMENT COUNCIL Presents: An Info Session for Psychiatric Survivors/Consumers: Come learn about the United Nations Disabilities Treaty When: Friday, January 22, 2009, 2:00 - 3:00 pm Where: Empowerment Council Office (1001 Queen Street West Room 160) *Learn about what the United Nations is * Their history and … Continue reading Come learn about the United Nations Disabilities Treaty, Toronto