On Tuesday, May 29th, Dave Shannon, the CEO of the NS Human Rights Commission will be giving a presentation on Human Rights Legislation in Nova Scotia. This is being hosted by the LAUNCH program.
I went to a Human Rights presentation a few months ago but, sadly, wasn't that impressed. However, I hold out more hope for this one because Dave not only has the legal knowledge [we went to Law School together although I don't really know him, except to see (and read about) him], but he is also a person with a physical disability. And he has done some absolutely amazing things, both in his own life and for promoting the rights of persons with disabilities.
From the excerpt on the presentation I received today:
Please join us as we welcome David Shannon—CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. David is the author of Six Degrees of Dignity: Disability in an Age of Freedom. He has practiced Law in Ontario. David is a person with quadriplegia as a result of a spinal cord injury at the age of 18. He can provide information regarding Human Rights legislation in Nova Scotia.So, will I see you there?
DATE: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
TIME: 6:45pm to 8:30pm
LOCATION: The Club—St. James Anglican Church at the Rotary
Please RSVP to Kim Clarke
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