Mark Your Calendars Empower U webinar on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 1.00 pm to 2:00 pm EST to focus on Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia and the CRPD

Join us for an Empower U webinar where participants will have the opportunity to engage with Amy Hasbrouck, Executive Director of Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet, on CRPD Article 10, Right to Life. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST.  This webinar will be taking place in English.

Amy Hasbrouck will be leading our seventh webinar.

Amy E. Hasbrouck has been a disability rights activist for nearly 40 years. Ms. Hasbrouck’s activism combines her personal experience with congenital and acquired disability with a cross-oppression analysis gained through involvement in the women’s rights, anti-war, LGBT, and other social justice movements. She worked in architectural access and the independent living movement before graduating from Northeastern University School of Law in 1997. Her subsequent legal work concentrated on health and mental health law and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. Hasbrouck has focused her writing and research skills on abuse of children and adults with disabilities, producing a groundbreaking report on prosecution and sentencing of parents who kill their disabled children in 1997. This study led to her involvement with the disability rights-based opposition to assisted suicide, euthanasia, and other end-of-life practices that discriminate against people with disabilities. Ms. Hasbrouck has served on the board of Not Dead Yet in the U.S. since 2000, and she is the founder (in 2013) and Executive Director of Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet a project of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities to expand the reach of CCD’s ending of life ethics committee. She also serves as the chair of the Board of Directors of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, and has had several articles and op-eds published in newspapers in Canada and elsewhere. She lives in southwestern Québec.

Date and Time for the Webinar:
Our seventh webinar is on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 1.00 pm to 2:00 pm EST. Captioning will be provided.

Register for the webinar here:
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Join the webinar by following this link:  Meeting ID: 119-496-434 (No password needed)
Optional teleconference: 1-647-558-0588
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Description of the Empower U Webinars: A series of ten webinars will offer training for people with disabilities who are willing to make a commitment to share their knowledge in their communities / organizations with their peers for the purpose of increased awareness of how to remedy discrimination using more familiar (Human Rights Codes) and newer instruments (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the CRPD's Optional Protocol to train other people to do likewise.

Webinars will be held every Wednesday at 1.00 pm EST from January 22 to March 25, 2020. Recordings will be available to participants after webinars.

Learning Objectives:
•To increase the number of Canadians with disabilities, particularly youth with disabilities and people with disabilities from ethno-cultural communities, who are knowledgeable about available human rights remedies to discrimination and how to access these remedies
• To increase capacity of Canadians with disabilities to share that knowledge with their peers so that more people across Canada (particularly with disabilities and multi-ethnic communities) will have the information necessary to navigate the systems where Canadians can seek redress for discrimination

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the training participants will have:
• In-depth knowledge of how to use United Nations Convention on The Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD) and the Optional Protocol, as well as Human Rights Codes and the Accessible Canada Act
• In-depth understanding of how to access and navigate the systems where Canadians with disabilities can seek redress from discrimination

About the Project:
The project Nothing About Us Without Us: Empower U, Learn to Access Your Disability Rights is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and implemented by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) in collaboration with the Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre Inc. (CMDCI), Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO), the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) and the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS).