"The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough."
~ Randy Pausch, professor

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Disability and Human Rights Public Discussion Panel

I will get this put on the sidebar, eventually, I promise but I wanted to get this up now because tonight ... well, I am happy to say that tonight is time for a little "me time".

So for now, I will just have to leave you with this.
Date: March 6, 2013 @ 7 pm 
Location: Weldon Law Building, Dalhousie University 
On March 11, 2010, Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The Convention, created to “promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity” serves to strengthen the Charter right to equality, as well as ensure federal, provincial and municipal laws respect the equal rights of persons with disabilities in all facets of Canadian life.

The ratification of the CRPD has presented a powerful opportunity for us to examine the accessibility and inclusivity of our province, and identify areas that need to be improved. The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law and the Disabled Persons Commission, is committed to advocating for the full realization of CRPD rights in Nova Scotia, and is eager to engage in meaningful dialogue with our community on strategies for moving forward.
As part of an ongoing effort to ensure the full realization of CRPD rights through an inclusive and accessible Nova Scotia, we cordially invite you to a public discussion of CRPD rights and their implementation taking place at the Weldon Law Building, Dalhousie University, on the evening of Wednesday, March 6th, 2013, starting at 7 pm. A panel of distinguished speakers with a wealth of expertise in the field of CRPD rights will share their knowledge, and lend their perspectives to what we hope will be an engaging and informative discussion. 
In an effort to ensure this event is as accessible and inclusive as possible, CART and sign language interpretation will be provided. An accessible entrance is located on Edward Street. 
For more information, please contact Melissa Brayley at 424-4971.

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