Council of Canadians With Disabilities (CCD) celebration of National AccessAbility Week event Friday, June 2 (2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET): Intersectionality, Making Room for Change
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 Council of Canadians With Disabilities will hold an event on Zoom on Friday, June 2 (1 p.m. CST, 2 p.m. ET).
The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) was founded in 1976. Our organization is a Council of members of provincial, territorial and national organizations run by people with disabilities and people who are Deaf and individuals from many communities that are many times pushed to the margins and not at the tables of influence and change or heard and as a result, continue to be systemically oppressed. We believe that working in solidarity as an intersectional, cross disability, social justice organization, is the only way to make change and ensure no one is pushed aside. The basis of our organization centres itself in Human Rights and Disability Justice work. We have a long history of successful precedent setting litigation of cases and as an intervener in cases that have greatly impacted advancing, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
At the webinar, representatives from CCD will share with you their perspective on intersectionality. Captioning, interpretation, ASL will be provided.