Disability, Access, Equity & Education: Creating Welcoming Communities conference at St. Francis Xavier University
Disability, Access, Equity & Education: Creating Welcoming Communities
Eventbrite Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/disability-access-equity-education-creating-welcoming-communities-tickets-65363789855
Join us at St. Francis Xavier University (St.F.X.) on August 26th-27th, 2019 for a two-day gathering that explores questions of disability, access, equity and education from diverse perspectives. St.F.X. is located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.
The main goals of this gathering are to share knowledge, inspire curiosity, and develop meaningful relationships among people and groups in the interest of creating and sustaining equitable and welcoming communities.
The program includes activities designed to stimulate conversation and creative approaches to disability and difference in university, education, work and community settings. Conversations will encourage consideration of disability in all its diversity, and will be guided by invited leaders from across the Atlantic region and Central and Western Canada. This will provide a foundation for a network connecting universities, organizations and communities.
This event is free of charge and open to everyone. Day 1 will close with a networking dinner at the Social Enterprise and Convention Centre, 75 St. Ninian Street, Antigonish.
Accessibility: Mics will be used and CART will be provided. All activities will be in one building that is designated as scent-free and has barrier-free and single stall washrooms and a quiet space on site. Parking is included and adjacent to the building. Please let us know of any information or questions about access and accommodation by emailing: AtlanticIntersectionalDS@gmail.com.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting the organizers at AtlanticIntersectionalDS@gmail.com. Updates will be posted here.
For visitors to Antigonish, accommodations are available at the Maritime Inn, Antigonish: website: https://www.maritimeinns.com/maritime-inn-antigonish
While you are here, stay a while! Information about some of Antigonish's many attractions can be found via the following link: https://www.novascotia.com/…/northumberland-shore/antigonish
Tanya Titchkosky, Dept. of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto
Anne McGuire, Equity Studies Program, New College, University of Toronto
Claudia Malacrida, VP Research, University of Lethbridge
Susan Hardie, Executive Director, Canadian Centre on Disability Studies
OmiSoore Dryden, James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University
Cynthia Bruce, Education, Acadia University
Donna Trembinski, St. Francis Xavier University
Amanda Casey, St. Francis Xavier University
Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier, Coady Institute
Elizabeth Kell, St. Francis Xavier University
Megan Fogarty, St. Francis Xavier University
Sarah Reddington, Mount Saint Vincent University
Jane Dryden, Mount Alison University
Kelly Fritsch, Carleton University
Patricia Douglas, Brandon University
Joanne Tompkins, St. Francis Xavier University
Chris Gilham, St. Francis Xavier University
Erin Austen, St. Francis Xavier University
And Many More!