“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

“Here in Canada, we won’t see your disability”…unless we can profit from it.

The Parapan Am Games, August 2015. I was at the Torch Relay a few weeks ago, and one of the speakers, a well-known member of the disability community, and founder of a disability organization said, “Here in Canada, we won’t see your disability”. My jaw dropped. I wanted to believe that he hadn’t just said … Continue reading “Here in Canada, we won’t see your disability”…unless we can profit from it.

This International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Let’s Remember our Rights

In 2010 Prime Minister Stephen Harper ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities  (CRPD). This historic document recognized specific ways that disabled people are often left out of society such as Access to Justice (Article 13), Living independently and being included in the community (Article 19), Education (Article 24), Adequate standard … Continue reading This International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Let’s Remember our Rights

Why Students with Disabilities should Support the National Day of Action

The Canadian Federation of Students national day of action is coming up Wednesday February 1, that's right TODAY! Now more than ever it is important that students with disabilities show their numbers and advance the fight for accessible education in Ontario and around the country. This type of Canada-wide student day of action doesn't happen … Continue reading Why Students with Disabilities should Support the National Day of Action

NEW LOCATION: OCCUPY. STRIKE. RESIST. . . How do we beat the 1%?

#OCCUPY. STRIKE. RESIST. . . . How do we beat the 1%? A one-day political conference Saturday, February 4 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm Galbraith Building, 35 St. George Street, University of Toronto - wheelchair accessible Organized by the International Socialists Register online: http://bit.ly/Feb4conf Facebook: http://on.fb.me/Feb4FB With every passing day, the capitalist system spins deeper into crisis. Politicians, bankers … Continue reading NEW LOCATION: OCCUPY. STRIKE. RESIST. . . How do we beat the 1%?