Manitoba League of Persons With Disabilities (MLPD) celebration of National AccessAbility Week event Sunday, May 28 at 1:00 p.m CST (2:00 p.m. ET)
National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) takes place every year starting on the last Sunday in May. It is a time when accessibility and inclusion are promoted across communities and workplaces and a time to celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities. It is also an opportunity to recognize the efforts of Canadians who are actively removing barriers and ensuring persons with disabilities have an equal chance to participate in all aspects of Canadian society. To recognize this week the Manitoba League of Persons With Disabilities will hold an event on Zoom on Sunday, May 28 at 1:00 p.m. (CST), 2:00 p.m. ET.
mino-bimaadiziwin, ayn bon vi, mino pimatisiwin, ‘a good life’
. . . and the Elder said – what you call disabilities, we call gifts
Bozoo – Indigenous cultural ways is about the gifts we all carry and having a good life throughout our journey - living it in full while welcoming the participation of all. Today’s conversation is about you and me, no matter who you are, where you come from or what you look like. You will hear stories from six different relatives who talk about their abilities, their challenges and their advocacy for inclusion in everyday life. Their stories will discuss this through their personal experiences and shared commitment to making a better life possible.
Speakers: Elder Louise MacKay, Melanie Marsden, Tara Petti, Jeannie Whitebird, Melissa Graham, Sheryl Peters
Sunday, May 28 – 1pm CST, 2pm EST
If you require any additional accommodations, contact Sheryl Peters at SherylPeters@mlpd.mb.ca
Online registration is required. Register to attend here.